More than 17 mining CEO’s accepted the invitation of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to participate in a day of reflection in Rome on Sept 19th 2015. This event took place almost two years to the day since the first day of reflection and just 11 months after the Archbishop of Canterbury convened a similar event at Lambert Palace in London, October 2014.
|Top row: Dott. Flaminia Giovanelli, Gerard Powers, Aldo Penni; Front row: Cardinal Peter Turkson, Rev. Seamus Finn OMI, Mark Cutifani, Professor Edward Ayensu,|
Among the top priority next steps that were proposed by participants was a commitment to address where the issues and concerns that were identified as specific harmful consequences of mining during one of the earlier presentations. Brining the industry and faith engagement to a country and more regional level was also proposed and the inclusion of governments and community stakeholders was considered a priority. Finally the issue of development and how mining companies could join with other actors in addressing this topic especially in light of the UN proposed Sustainable Development Goals for adoption t the forthcoming 70th General Assembly was considered.