Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry
About the program
TheLeading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry (LPSD) is a program that promotes sustainable development and industry self-regulation through proactive adoption of leading practice principles.
The program was launched in 2006 and is administered by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET).
The LPSD provides practical guidance to the mining industry through handbooks and workshops. Such resources assist with the implementation of leading practice, and offer the mining industry and other stakeholders the opportunity to improve their social and environmental performance.
An underpinning principle of the program is to encourage, within the mining industry, a shift in approaches and attitudes, as well as in the practices and technologies available.
The program has developed an internationally-successful series of fifteen handbooks which cover leading practice in mining management.
This handbook draws upon leading practice examples from Australian companies operating both domestically and internationally. The document complements the LPSD message that wealth distribution, community development, environmental protection, health, education and human rights is the business of both governments and mining companies.
In addition, a number of strategic frameworks have also been developed to provide guidance for the development of consistent approaches across jurisdictions on a range of issues affecting the resources sector.
For more information about the Leading Practice Sustainable Development program or to obtain hardcopy versions of the handbooks contact the LPSD Program Manager:
Phone: +61 2 6213 7144