Natural resources projects are intimately linked with the environment.
By definition, to extract the resources from the earth, we inevitably disturb the earth. While much of the developed world has never seen a pig slaughtered to make bacon, they have also never seen a mine that produces the gold that is integral to their smartphone.
Remote communities provide the commodities that the urbanised world takes for granted. Operations need to align their activities with local environmental practices and ensure that long term opportunities are created as an integral part of the operational process.