Exploring alternative sustainable futures for the Swedish mining industry
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 265 000|
|Project duration||December 2017 - July 2019|
Purpose and goal
The purpose and aim of the project was to analyze the role of the Swedish mining and mineral industry in a sustainable future and, together with various stakeholder, examine the importance of the industry in a sustainable society and what challenges the industry has. Important goals have been creating a platform for dialogue and through the process obtaining an analysis of how the industry could act to actively contribute to the sustainable development of the society, what kind of improvements that is needed both to act as and to be regarded as sustainable from an outside perspective.
Expected results and effects
The result is summarized in a report analyzing the role of the industry along with a proposals for an action plan with six areas of action for the industry to navigate from to contribute to the sustainable development. The project has resulted in involvement and discussion with a wide range of stakeholders and an analysis of how the industry needs to act as well as needs for improvement in order to contribute to the sustainable development and in order to be considered sustainable from an outside perspective. The results form an important basis for the industry in its further development work.
Planned approach and implementation
The work was based on an analysis through four different exploratory scenarios, where strengths, weaknesses and challenges for the industry to be able to maintain competitiveness and at the same time contribute to sustainable development were identified. The project was carried out as an iterative process based on workshops with a broad representation of stakeholders concerned by the mining industry in various ways - NGOs, parliamentary politicians, business leaders, researchers, etc. The results were then further processed and analyzed by SEI in collaboration with Svemin.