Webinar: Social licence to operate (SLO), a must for mining firms in LatAm

Human Rights Outlook 2019

Our Human Rights Outlook 2019 examines key social developments across the globe. Latin America has the highest number of active socio-environmental conflicts globally. 340 out of 714 socio-environmental conflicts are linked to the metals and mining industry. As community opposition to projects mounts, mining firms must improve how they secure and maintain their social licence to operate (SLO) to safeguard their investment.

We hosted a mining webinar covering some of the key human rights risks associated with securing and maintaining a SLO and we also presented some tools mining companies can use to prevent and mitigate risks as well as remediate impacts.

Register for the webinar recording to find out:

  • Why is securing and maintaining SLO relevant for mining companies?
  • Which countries are most exposed to community opposition?
  • Which are the most salient human rights risks mining companies are exposed to?
  • How can you identify and prevent SLO-associated risks?


Jimena Blanco, Research Director/Head of Americas
Victoria Gama, Senior Human Rights Analyst