The future of sustainable mining needs expertise and young talents
“As we cultivate a culture of sustainability at Metso, education will be of the utmost importance”, Noora underlines. How we approach sustainability and our ways of thinking will change. Sustainability is not confined to a department or a few experts, it is everyone’s responsibility.
Noora highlights that there is a need to bridge the knowledge gap internally, as well as externally with suppliers and other stakeholders: “We will hold trainings that aim to raise both the level of understanding and comfort when discussing sustainability issues”. David’s team of Technology Managers, with an average of over 20 years of industry experience, play a key role when it comes to supporting clients with their mineral/ metal production flowsheets, “helping to minimize operating inputs such as energy, water and reagents, as well as plant footprints”.
The mining industry can gather a lot of attention, and unfortunately those attentions aren’t always positive. It’s becoming more challenging to get people interested in studying this field. “The future of sustainable mining needs expertises and young talents”, David stresses. He explains that “from a career perspective, this is an industry that offers a great deal of opportunities and learning possibilities.” Additionally, “endless opportunities to make significant impact”, Noora adds. “The processes we are involved in are energy intensive, and if we can create solutions that minimize even a fraction of the energy used, it can already make a massive difference”.