This presentation will provide an overview of findings from a survey of social management practices in the Peruvian mining sector, undertaken in 2017 by the Universidad del Pacífico’s Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies (CEMS). The study, which was funded by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE), used a 112-item questionnaire to collect data directly from mining company members of the Society. The 26 companies that responded ranged from large multi-nationals through to relatively small, Peruvian-owned, enterprises and collectively accounted for 80 - 85 % of Peru’s mining production. The presentation will also touch on the methodological challenges involved in using self-report surveys to monitor corporate social performance in the mining sector.

Emeritus Professor David Brereton

David joined the University of Queensland in 2001 as inaugural Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining within the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI). He held this position until 2012, when he took up a senior management role in the SMI as Deputy Director (Integration). He retired from UQ in July 2016, but has remained active as a researcher and consultant. In the first half of 2017 he was based at the Universidad del Pacifico in Peru, as a Research Associate in the Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies.


Sir James Foots Building (#47A)
Sustainable Minerals Institute
Level 4 Seminar room