The combination of economic, environmental, and development policy, both bilaterally and at the level of regulations and institutions of global governance, makes international resource policies increasingly complex and more important.
Since the 1980s, Projekt-Consult has been working in mining projects in developing and emerging countries. This understanding of the needs and opportunities of companies and surrounding mining communities is fed into our consultancy work on raw materials policy. In research and consulting projects, we support governments in formulating policies and developing innovative instruments that help to link international stakeholders to make mining more sustainable in the long term.
Developing collaborative resource policies
Projekt-Consult is involved in research and advisory projects for governments interested in understanding the reality of the extractive sector in emerging and developing countries. This includes advising governments and regional organizations on the long-term security and sustainability of the raw material sector and developing strategies for responsible mineral supply.
Designing tools for policy analysis
Meaningful policies need a good data base. With studies and projects, we deal with material flows and production conditions in mining and develop analysis instruments for policy practitioners. For example, we have made major contributions to the development of a method to assess the ecological availability of resources, which extended the existing German criticality system.
Connecting the mining industry worldwide
Projekt-Consult is partnering with companies, industry associations, and research institutions for bridging gaps in the international mining industry. The organization of a mining sector convention and trade fair and the development of a platform to connect mining sector stakeholders from different parts of the world are examples of such projects.
Setting standards for mining and sourcing
Projekt-Consult has been participating in a multitude of international policy fora for developing standards and guidelines for responsible mining and sourcing. Our staff has advised the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on child labor in mining and participated in the working group of the OECD for drafting the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas.
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