In this chapter, Deanna Kemp talks about social impact and engagement in large-scale mining efforts by a range of stakeholders, who can include companies and their suppliers, the state legislature, government service agencies, civil society and advocacy groups, etc. and how mining companies approach the management of social impacts. Social impacts can occur at global, regional, national, and local scales and have cumulative impacts and be positive or negative. She gives an example of the Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea. It is also important to consider the possibility of conflict as a consequence of mining. Community engagement throughout the life cycle of a project is critical to social impact management to better understand the ways in which a project may induce social impacts.
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