Hélène De Villiers-Piaget
Responsible Mining Foundation
Hélène M. Piaget is the CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation which she joined in January 2015. She was previously a director at Normann Partners. With her background in scenarios-based strategy and systems thinking, stakeholder engagement and transitional processes she shares the RMF view that responsible mining should benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries. And from a systems perspective, she believes that we, all of society, are collectively responsible for mining and its impacts and benefits through our consumer choices and the expectations we set for mining companies and the governments that regulate them.
Responsible Mining - it can be done
The results of the 2108 Responsible Mining Index show that responsible mining is a realistic goal – it can be done. And good practice is seen not only in a few leading companies – a wide range of companies demonstrate responsible practice on particular issues.
The Index key findings clearly point to how companies can learn from the leading practices of their peers to adopt responsible practices across the full range of EESG issues. This will go a long way towards meeting society expectations and will greatly strengthen the contribution of mining companies to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Responsible Mining Index 2018, aims to encourage continuous improvement in responsible mining and support leading practice and learning. The Index is an evidence-based assessment that covers 30 large-scale mining companies, which together represent a quarter of the global production of mined commodities and operate over 700 mines in more than 40 countries.