Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Sairinen, Rauno
Organisation UEF
Project title
“Social license to operate”: a real tool or rhetoric? Examining the mining industry in Finland, Australia, and Canada
Decision No. 281946
Decision date 23.05.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2018
Funding 387 121
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Project description
The project explored the social preconditions for social mining license to operate (SLO) in different mining countries. SLO refers to the approval of local communities and stakeholders for mining. The project offers results in three dimensions: - An analysis of the content of SLO and the policy instruments that influence it, such as social impact assessment, corporate social responsibility and land use planning. - Analysis of the development of responsible mining governance systems at national level. Focus countries: Finland, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Russia and Greenland. - Local case studies in different countries on acceptance of mining, mining conflicts and used governance tools. The results show that different societal conditions have a great impact on the issues of social acceptance of mining, but different policy instruments and improved modes of governance have a significant impact on acceptance.