Sustainable Mineral Development

To create and maintain a competitive advantage for Canada and its industries, we need to ensure the sustainable development of our minerals. Sustainable development helps us to:

  • attract investment
  • avoid project disruptions
  • enhance technological advancements
  • strengthen domestic and international partnerships for the benefit of Canadians

Sustainable development, which includes issues such as community acceptance of mineral development projects, environmental sustainability and social and economic benefits to communities and society, is important in the context of mineral development.

Community engagement and readiness
Read about why improving community engagement and readiness is key to maximizing the local benefits of mineral development activities, and learn from individual case studies.

Corporate social responsibility
Find out what corporate social responsibility means and what the Government of Canada's expectations are for private companies.