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In brief

The metals and mining industry has long been a focus for governments, NGOs, industry bodies and wider society concerned by the environmental and social impacts of the extractive sectors. Over recent years, these concerns have led to the introduction of wide-reaching and robust ESG-focused regulations, codes, and principles that mining companies are now obliged and expected to observe, requiring enhanced reporting, the introduction of best practices and procedures and, increasingly, the need to demonstrate that ESG considerations are factored into strategic decision-making. At the same time, institutional and other large investors are taking a greater interest in a company’s ESG performance and taking this into account in their investment decisions, in some cases actively excluding from their investment portfolios mining and other extractive companies that do not live up to ESG expectations. 

This Guide provides an overview of certain key considerations for miners with respect to ESG compliance and discusses some practical steps to help companies manage their ESG risks.

You can download the Guide here.


Susie is a partner in Baker McKenzie London's Corporate Group and is a member of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure team.


Jo Hewitt is a partner in the Corporate Department in Baker McKenzie's London office. Jo has a particular focus on advising multinational groups on the structuring, implementation and management of complex corporate reorganisation projects including post-acquisition integrations, holding company restructurings and group rationalisations. She is part of a dedicated team in London focused on international reorganisations and business transformation projects.

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