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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind The Gap - 7. Value chains

07 July 2022
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Contributes to CPD, Online Training, Course, Virtual event
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Value chains

Understand key features of the ‘raw materials journey’ and of global supply chains. Understand value chain concepts, and opportunities and barriers for sustainability. Critically assess governance and policy approaches.

Learning Objectives

    • Describe the typical processes which mineral raw materials undergo on their journey from mine to end-product
    • Understand key features of global mineral supply chains, and their implications for sustainability and social justice
    • Understand the meaning and significance of value chains and associated concepts (value creation, resource rent, etc)
    • Analyse the opportunities and barriers these present for improving raw material sustainability, including through responsible mining and circular economy approaches
    • Critique whole-chain approaches to sustainability of raw materials, including material stewardship, chain-of-custody, responsible procurement, and how these interface with responsible mining and circular economy
    • Critically evaluate policy approaches to value chains and supply chains
    • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of typical current supply chain attributes (high level of globalisation, "just-in-time" supply, etc.), and discuss potential synergies and tensions between supply chain resilience and sustainability




Nic Bilham & Steve Young


This is the 7th course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 6 July 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

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