The Green Mining Business Model Concept:
By integrating the key principles Safety, Health, Environment, and Community (SHEC) into the planning process, Arundon strives to raise the bar for Sustainable Development (SD) performance within the industry.
Although there are many perspectives and definitions of sustainable development; in the context of mining, sustainable development requires us to re-engineer 1st world nations in such a way that its economics become conducive to resource stewardship, while simultaneously elevating the standard of living in developing nations.
In addition to the increased demand from developing nations, re-engineering a sustainable world and its energy infrastructure will require a substantial increase in the world inventory of mined commodities. Copper for hybrid cars, PGM’s for fuel cells, Lithium for batteries, rare earths for new technologies, cast lightweight metals, carbon sequestration, clean coal-, solar-, tidal wave-, and wind- solutions, the list is endless & exciting
The challenges faced in safety, health, environment and sustainable community development often require technical solutions. Perhaps among the most limiting factors to achieving sustainability are a "can do" approach to change, a global shortage of skilled technical labour and the current lack of training and research capacity.
We believe that under the current political and economic climate, a commitment to "doing things right" is no longer simply an optional, moral imperative, but will clearly add value.
We intend to develop the Green Mining Business Model Concept further by opening this dialogue with NGO’s, Universities, junior mining companies, research centres, and potential investors.