RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef on Monday approved the establishment of a sustainability council for the industry and mineral resources system.
The council aims to achieve environmental sustainability in the Kingdom’s industrial and mining sector.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources for Mining Affairs Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer will head the newly formed body.
Al-Mudaifer said the council seeks to unify the efforts of the industry and the mining sector to achieve sustainability goals, enhance the competitiveness and diversity of national industries.
He said the council will strive to create an environment conducive for investment, enrich technical knowledge in the field of sustainability through digital platforms and promote clean production initiatives in the industrial and mining sectors.
Al-Mudaifer said it would also provide support to community members in responding to all challenges, as well as to unify effective communication with local authorities and international organizations.
He said the council will work on reviewing local legislation, and implementing regulations related to sustainability.
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