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Sustainable supply chains—minerals and sustainable development, going beyond the mine


  • Fleury, Anne-Marie
  • Davies, Bejamin


If the minerals and metals sector is to contribute successfully to sustainable development, it must adopt principles and practices which address the entire life cycle of the materials it creates. This paper examines how the social and environmental sustainability performance of products influences the sustainability agenda of the mining and metals sector. It illustrates how access to markets drives improvements in sustainability. It also considers how the sustainability of metal and non-metal products are using lifecycle approaches and outlines the importance of using appropriate tools for metals.

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  • Fleury, Anne-Marie & Davies, Bejamin, 2012. "Sustainable supply chains—minerals and sustainable development, going beyond the mine," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 175-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:37:y:2012:i:2:p:175-178
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2012.01.003

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    Mining; Minerals; Metals; Supply chain; Materials; Sustainable sourcing; Sustainable products; Material stewardship; Lifecycle assessment for metals;

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    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines


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