SLR provides world-leading advisory, environmental, and engineering consulting services to address the unique challenges faced by the mining and minerals industry.

Our client-focused approach integrates across world class technical capabilities and through each phase of the mining lifecycle, from the initial stages of resource and reserve definition, valuation, finance support, development, operations, through to mine closure and reclamation. ESG is a central theme through every stage of a mineral resource lifecycle.

How can we help?

SLR has decades of successful experience advising clients at every stage of the mining life-cycle:

  • Available land and resources
  • Exploration and resource definition
  • Project technical and financial feasibility assessments
  • Environmental and social assessments and approvals
  • Construction and commissioning
  • Operation and expansion
  • Performance monitoring and reporting
  • Reclamation and monitoring
  • Closure and aftercare

Our expertise also stretches across the full range of commodities:

  • Base Metals (Copper, Zinc, Nickel)
  • Construction, Industrial & Agricultural Minerals (aggregates, cement, salt, potash, mineral sands)
  • Fuel Minerals (Coal, Uranium, Lithium)
  • Other Metals (Bulk: Iron, Alumina, Bauxite)
  • Precious Metals (Gold, Silver, Platinum)
  • Rare Earth Elements & Gems

Our clients include:

  • Major global mining companies, such as BHP Billiton, Glencore and Vale
  • Commodity specialists, such as Newmont, Barrick Gold and Peabody
  • Aggregate and building materials companies, such as Lafarge Holcim, CRH and Heidelberg Group
  • Banks, investors and advisors to the mining and minerals sector.

 

Our team

  • David Walker Mining & Minerals Global Sector Leader
    David Walker

    David is a Technical Director and responsible for SLR’s Global Mining & Minerals business. He has over 30 years’ experience within the Mining and Minerals sector, both in a senior management position and as an experienced consultant. David has a broad background in engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. He takes an integrated engineering and environmental approach to mining projects.

  • Jeremy Collyard Mining & Minerals Sector Leader - US
    Jeremy Collyard
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ESG Insights: Four reasons why the Mining industry should act on ESG

Brandon Stobart Operations Manager and Financial Sector Leader – Europe
Brandon Stobart

Brandon has 22 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment, planning, permitting, and due diligence for international green and brown field projects in a range of sectors including: mining, industry, infrastructure, power, and oil & gas. Key elements of this experience include:  development and implementation of ESG strategies; and assisting project teams to navigate both country legislation and the environmental and social frameworks of international funding institutions.

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ESG Insights: What does ESG mean for the Mining industry?

David Walker Mining & Minerals Global Sector Leader
David Walker

David is a Technical Director and responsible for SLR’s Global Mining & Minerals business. He has over 30 years’ experience within the Mining and Minerals sector, both in a senior management position and as an experienced consultant. David has a broad background in engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. He takes an integrated engineering and environmental approach to mining projects.

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ESG Insights: Why Social Performance and Human Rights Advisory are key

Karin Nunan Senior Principal
Karin Nunan

Karin specialises in Social Performance and ESG and Risk Advisory. She has 26 years of experience offering a wide range of consulting services in the fields of environmental and social performance and providing thought leadership contributing to the global dialogue on sustainability, social impact, human rights, SDGs, and governance. She helps companies build strong ESG performance to achieve greater operational efficiency and productivity, while improving employee morale, consumer brand loyalty, investor trust and enhanced access to capital.

Karin specialises in sustainable finance and has acted as principal-in-charge on 50+ global ESIA and ESDD projects across various geographies and sectors, while also lending her technical expertise to social impact, human rights, resettlement, community affairs, indigenous engagement, and labour conditions. Her broad range of clientele includes oil and gas (up-, mid-, and down-stream), power (conventional and renewables), manufacturing, mining, utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemicals.