The mining industry has a traditionally notorious reputation—not just for causing environmental devastation, but also for the poor treatment of workers and communities surrounding its mines. But this is gradually changing as companies are starting to make a name for themselves through valuing and prioritising environmental and sustainability-related issues.
Gold has been a popular and valuable component of jewelry for centuries—it’s resistant to solvents, doesn’t tarnish and is incredibly malleable, so it can be shaped with relative ease. But what is the environmental impact of gold mining?
[TORONTO] Investors are putting pressure on gold miners, whose high greenhouse gas emissions have been less scrutinized, to report transparently and take concrete steps to curb them after a rally in prices this year drew closer attention to the sector’s footprint.
planetGold’s virtual event took place from 6-7 October 2021 and was the perfect platform for the industry to come together to share knowledge and experiences in gold production technologies that do not use toxic mercury.