Environmental friendliness goes hand in hand with nurturing your relationships with the community. In transforming the approach to environmental sustainability in mining, SMD invariably increases social acceptance – even enthusiasm – for your projects.
In the past, the noise, waste and environmental impacts on precious community space and the planet have negatively coloured public perception of mining. As a highly remote, automated operation, SMD significantly lessens audible, air quality and land disturbances. And, with our signature backfilling method, sites are left intact and easily restored to their natural states. So, communities can enjoy the economic benefits of mining knowing their resources have been maximized in a socially and environmentally respectful way.
SMD’s facilitation of positive community relations and green focus also create lucrative opportunities to forge partnerships with businesses and the public who may not have been open to collaborating with mining companies in the past.