Focus Areas

Over the years, the DI has facilitated multi-stakeholder discussions about many topics. We are currently focused on the areas listed below. If you're interested in learning more or being part of our discussions get in touch.

For many years, DI members have explored methods for understanding and measuring community well-being in the mining context. In 2016, the DI members (with contributions from may other great organizations) published the Beyond Zero Harm Framework as part of this discussion. The DI is currently updating the initial framework  based on BZH pilots and to more clearly align with the SDGs.


Visit our BZH page here

DI members are focused on 2 main questions as it relates to gender equality. 

  • How do we support and encourage gender equality outside the fence in the mining context?

  • How do social, political and economic systems influence that?

In May 2018, DI members met in Ottawa to discuss gender equality and the role of NGOs, governments and companies in driving gender equality. You can find the meeting report here

Managing the spread, treatment and long-term impacts of COVID-19 is a global issue. National, regional and local governments are at the forefront of the response. But NGOs and mining companies are uniquely positioned to work with governments and take a leadership role in addressing COVID-19 responses globally.  The DI has hosted several discussions about the challenges and opportunities for mining impacted communities. 

Visit our COVID-19 Page here