Johannes Drielsma, Deputy Director of Euromines will address MINEX Europe 2019 on the theme of recent EU legislation focused on responsible mining.

According to Mr. Drielsma, “since time immemorial, in addition to adaptive management of sources and consumption of energy, mining has primarily been about cost-efficient handling of land, water and waste. Now, in modern times, we all expect mining companies to exercise value-adding and responsible management practices in accordance with what we often call a Social Licence to Operate (SLO). An update will be provided on the European Union’s efforts to create a more Circular Economy in the Bulgarian mining sectors; to ensure best practice management of mining wastes; and to reform the regulatory component of SLO – environmental permitting.”

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