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Green goldmining was proposed since goldmining has brought about hardship in local communities through pollution of water and air; lost grazing and agricultural land; the creation of unprotected mining pits; exploitation and depletion of natural resources; as well as forced eviction and relocation of communities without fair compensation. Environmental management accounting practices are suggested to facilitate greener goldmining processes.
2. Literature about Green Goldmining
2.1. Environmental Impacts
2.2. Economic Impacts
2.3. Impact on Society
To be granted a social license to operate (SLO), goldmining organisations should consider the societal needs of communities in which they operate.
There is an association between meeting objectives/goals of a mining company and expected results with respect to cost savings and minimising environmental impacts.
Communication and engagement are essential among stakeholders to create common vision.
2.4. Environmental Management Accounting (EMA)
Goldmining systems should have a management accounting system that determines wasteful activities and enhances cost optimisation.
EMA may hold much promise to be employed to manage the various challenges facing the goldmining sector;
EMA divisions of PEMA and MEMA, together with carbon management accounting (CMA) and greenhouse-gas accounting (GHGA), may provide essential information for the sustainable management of the challenges facing goldmining.
This entry is adapted from 10.3390/su131810466
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