2015-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2015 Volume 4: Meech Intl. Symp. / Mining Operations

Editors:Kongoli F, Veiga MM, Anderson C
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2015
Pages:275 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Estelle Levin Limited - ASM: Our Work, Approach and Vision

    Adam Rolfe1;
    1ESTELLE LEVIN LIMITED, Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 481
    Topic: 4


    Adam Rolfe, Project Officer at Estelle Levin Limited, will provide an insight into the work and approach of the company to Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM), and how this fits within ELL's work in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) and sustainable sourcing of minerals more generally. In this, the year that the company celebrates its fifth anniversary, ELL is honoured to be invited to share the lessons that it has drawn from its broad ranging experience across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
    At ELL, our starting point is one of respect for artisanal miners. We admire the artisanal miner's strength and stamina in the face of what is typically exhausting and dangerous work. To us, ASM is a huge opportunity for building a resilient future for miners' families, communities, nations and states. Whilst we do not celebrate the often deplorable conditions in which artisanal miners operate, we are cognisant of the fact that mining can bring hope and dignity where chronic poverty has degraded a person's self-worth and social standing. Viewed through this lenses, ASM is no longer a "problem to be solved" but rather a "solution to be utilised". In short, we recognise the constructive role that ASM can play in the development of a diverse mineral sector.
    What our approach means in practice will be considered in more details through an exploration of our work across our "five pillars" of activity: Sustainable Supply Chains, Conflict Minerals, Community Engagement, ASM and the Environment, and Mineral Sector Development. The presentation will explore the intersection and overlap between these domains, emphasising the importance of our 360 degree multistakeholder vantage of the sector: Knowledge leads to understanding, understanding to mutualism, and mutualism to the production of resilient development strategies to the benefit of all stakeholders.


    Artisanal; Ecosystems; Exploration; Mining;

    Cite this article as:

    Rolfe A. Estelle Levin Limited - ASM: Our Work, Approach and Vision. In: Kongoli F, Veiga MM, Anderson C, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2015 Volume 4: Meech Intl. Symp. / Mining Operations. Volume 4. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2015. p. 103-104.