To raise global understanding and application of engineering approaches and technologies.
To foster cooperation between the engineering and agricultural communities.
Increase the contributions of the mining and minerals industries to economic, social and environmental wellbeing, and sustainable development.
To advocate for an engineering perspective regarding minerals issues internationally in the UN-CSD.
To share information on culturally appropriate technologies in developing nations and among SMEs and artisanal miners.
To identify geographic and sectoral areas of greatest need for capacity building on engineering practices and technologies within the minerals sector, and among affected stakeholders, including authorities, civil society, and non-governmental organizations.
To increase understanding of existing and new engineering practices and technologies and their appropriate application in the minerals industry.
To advocate for the use of best engineering practices to increase worker and affected community health and safety, to minimize environmental impacts, and to increase eco-efficiency.
To share engineering perspectives and approaches regarding reuse, repurposing, and recycling of mineral materials.
To promote the application of risk assessment, mitigation and management within the minerals sector.
Task Force on Sustainability and Mining presentation – December 2014
Task Force on Sustainability and Mining Progress Report – May 2015
Sustainable Development Practices and the Minerals Industry – July 2015
Task group chair: Eng. Jessica Elzea Kogel
Task group host country: United States