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  • The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability (S)

    ESGS article1 13072022The concept of ‘ESG’ although poorly defined, and possibly misunderstood has evolved from a real social need for global sustainability. The focus on ESG creates an awareness of the interlinkages of environmental, social, and governance aspects that are key to sustainable business practice.

    Professionals play a significant role in helping society develop and attain a sustainable way of living. Due to their knowledge and skills, they are the potential providers of options and solutions to maximize social value and minimize environmental impact. They should work to enhance the welfare, health, and safety of all while paying due regard to environmental impact, biodiversity, and sustainability of resources. Professionals therefore need to be informed, committed, creative, and play an active role in the responsible management of the planet’s ecosystems, and in so doing safeguard the security and prosperity of future generations.

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