SUMMARY Webinar Communicating responsible practice in mineral supply chains

CAMCHAL, German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with GIZ organized the webinar on the topic “Communicating responsible practice in mineral supply chains: sustainability standards and technological solutions”, which took place on Thursday, 12th November. The event was part of the project Eco Mining Concepts, the Chilean-German network for sustainable mining.

The webinar aimed to demonstrate the different initiatives and standards that exist to improve the communication about responsible practices in mineral supply chains and to present technological solutions in this regard. In a panel discussion, representatives from BMW, SQM, the Chilean mining company ENAMI and the Chilean Copper Corporation (Cochilco) shared their different approaches to addressing the issue.

Keynote Speaker

Technological Solutions

Klaus Wiesen
CEO and co-founder sustainabill

sustainabill is a cloud-based platform allowing companies to discover the supply chain, to collaborate with suppliers at any tier, to monitor and assess all relevant sustainability aspects, and take effective action.

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Patricio Rojas Abalos
CEO and Co-Founder of Antara Mining Solutions

Antara Mining offers a platform to control the quality and logistics of the mining product, to increase the quality of associated information for effective decision making and to make the production processes more efficient.

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Antara MP

Stefan Debruyne
Business development director at SQM

SQM developed and implemented an Online Monitoring System to provide data on lithium mining and environmental management in the Salar de Atacama. The platform provides detailed information about water extraction, net brine extraction and historical data of the environmental monitoring that SQM carries out in the region.

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SQM – Sustainability of lithium production in Chile

Discussion panel

Moderator – Annika Glatz
Project Manager of the Mining Business Center in CAMCHAL

Closing remarks

Achim Constantin
Head Project manager MinSus for BGR

Achim Constantin is working since 2019 for BGR, the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, as project manager in the German Cooperation program called “Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources in the Andean Countries – MINSUS”. Within the framework of this program, the webinar series “Post-Coronavirus Mineral Supply Chains: Business as Usual or the Big Reset?” was organized.

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