Environment, Social, Governance, or ESG components of mining have come into the spotlight of news and media recently. Unfortunately, instances of poor performance on ESG indicators have drawn negative attention to the mining industry. Lauren Meyer discusses how mining companies can mitigate ESG risk. By focusing on sustainability and community engagement, companies can support people in and around mining operations. Lauren is an associate geotechnical engineer. She also co-leads Stantec’s Sustainable Mining by Design initiative.