Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Is it possible to update the definition of an Ore Reserve? ANSWER: "yes"
Nine of some of the most experienced economic geologists gathered on the 9th January in The Natural History Museum (London) to discuss:
1) Do we think that changing the definition of a reserve to more formally include aspects of responsibility / ESG / sustainability / CSR within it will enable mining to become more responsible?
2) Is it possible to update a Code for resources / reserves?
3) Should we do it?
A more detailed write up will follow, however in short - the answer was "yes - this would be a good mechanism to more formally include "responsibility" within asset valuations"
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us. Please note that this roundtable is for geos only.