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17 Mar 2016

Ethical Corporation

Summary of Anglo American's toolkit for managing socio-economic impacts of extractive project closure

“Anglo American Life Cycle Management Strategy: A Case Study”

Typically, closure planning has focused on the engineering aspects of a mine, that is, decommissioning of the workings and plant; dismantling of unusable infrastructure and rehabilitation of disturbed land. These are important aspects of closure, but a more holistic, long term approach that encompasses environmental and social aspects is required to leave a positive legacy”… The [Anglo American Mine Closure Toolbox] expands the focus of mine closure planning from financial provisioning for rehabilitation and physical closure to planning for post-closure sustainability… It is also being used in project development and planning to ensure that brownfield and greenfield sites are planned and designed with closure in mind. The toolbox consists of a strategic planning tool, a rapid assessment tool, and a tool that focuses on closing the identified gaps for achieving the closure vision. The three tools work together to ensure that the infrastructure, physical, biological, and socio- economic aspects of mine closure are addressed in an integrated manner.