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Responsibility + Transparency = Accountability

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2017 2:56:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in engagement, environment, restoration

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Responsibility is a word that gets used a lot in our industry; corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility; personal responsibility. Our responsibility is that what we do as a sector impacts upon our economy, our society, the environment and the lives of countless individuals across the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Embracing our environmental responsibilities

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2017 2:52:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in environment, restoration

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The minerals extractives sector plays an instrumental role in our everyday lives, yet quarrying and related value-added activity has an impact on the environment that requires active management. Environmental issues represent a key priority for professionals in our sector and there are many programmes and schemes in place which not only work to reduce the negative impacts, but also add significant natural capital to the industry‚Äôs balance sheet. 

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