Sustainable Acceptable Mining

  • Molarius, Riitta (Participant)
  • Wessberg, Nina (Participant)
  • Kohl, Johanna (Participant)
  • Saarivuori, Elina (Participant)
  • Myllyoja, Jouko (Participant)
  • Mikkola, Markku (Participant)
  • Jussila, Ari (Participant)
  • Wessman-Jääskeläinen, Helena (Participant)

Project: Finnish government project

Project Details


SAM is a sustainability project with a multiscience approach. It has several Work packages that cover technology foresight and the three elements of sustainability. Main focus is on social licence to operate. Environmental sustainability is focused on water, economic sustainability is focused on new sustainable business and service concepts. In addition, SAM has interaction with industry (case studies), its stakeholders and research. International cooperation is also important.
Effective start/end date1/02/1331/12/15

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
  • University of Helsinki
  • Metsähallitus
  • Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
  • City of Kuusamo
  • Finnish Mining Association (FinnMin)
  • Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy
  • Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy
  • Northland Resources S.A.
  • Anglo American plc
  • Fundación Chile (FCH)
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action