Explores the development potential of local procurement and supplier capacity and demonstrates how local procurement can increase jobs and revenue for host countries, in turn helping to alleviate poverty.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Identifies how linkages between local businesses and the mining supply chain can be improved to create local jobs and drive economic growth.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Explores how procurement policy affects growth of the local supply base in the two countries of focus, and highlights the need for comprehensive support systems and resources for the domestic suppliers. Local procurement policy can incentivize improved performance by domestic suppliers to meet demand and improve cost, quality and speed of delivery.
Provides examples of progressive local sourcing and procurement policies, which help to spread the economic benefits of mines and mitigate increases in inequality that can accompany large-scale mining. Goals for economic empowerment must align with, and not counteract, goals for industrial growth.
Responsible Consumption and Production
The report encourages responsible sourcing by mining companies to integrate environmental and social considerations and requirements into procurement policy.