Mining sector plays an important role in meeting the ever increasing demand for minerals and metals not just to prolong high economic growth rate of the country, but also to help the population progressits standard of living. The challenge for the sector is to incorporate the environmental, social and sustainability concerns into the business so as to ensure reponsible extraction of minerals and metals in a holistic manner, while contributing to national and community development.

To ensure that the integration process mentioned above happens, SMI has outlined its specific objectives to mainstream sustainability in the mining sector :