The Sudbury Star is the City of Greater Sudbury’s daily newspaper.
Canadian mining companies have a responsibility to help people to make the goods they need to live in a smart and ethical way, one of the men who discovered Voisey’s Bay told a Sudbury audience this week.
Robert Friedland, chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation and executive chairman and founder of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., delivered Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines’ inaugural lecture series on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, he spoke to Laurentian students. “We’ll soon be sharing this planet with nine billion other inhabitants — most of whom, given a choice, would prefer to live in safety and comfort, drive cars, and have air conditioning and smartphones.” he said. “They also want clean air and clean water.
“In addition to its fundamental mission of finding and producing critical materials to support growing economies, the mining industry has a responsibility to present and future generations to develop and adhere to ethical and responsive practices, delivering effective management of the impacts of mining metals.”