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About CSIRO

CSIRO is Australia’s science and research agency. Everything we do is focused on creating measurable economic, environmental and social benefits that better our world and Australia’s place in it. Since 1916, we’ve been advancing Australia with inventions and that innovations have a positive impact on people’s lives around the world – from household products like Aerogard and Softly to everyday necessities like plastic bank notes and WiFi.

Mining and manufacturing that is innovative, productive, competitive and sustainable is vital to Australia’s current and future prosperity. We are providing expertise and knowledge to guide decisions and choices about mineral resource use strategies for the benefit of industry stakeholders and Australian and international communities.

Through measuring and modelling the minerals industry’s social licence to operate we can develop benchmarks for social performance and allow stakeholders to engage with each other on the issues that matter.

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