for Tomorrow

Materials such as are increasingly assessed by consumers, investors and legislators on the three aspects of sustainability – economic growth, contribution to society, and protection of the environment.

Recognising the importance of these factors, the industry has initiated a long-term action plan which aims to demonstrate the positive contributions and of tin. This report provides an introduction to the role of in the economy, describing its history, usage, production and future potential. It also provides descriptions of a series of projects in which the industry supports improvements in environmental health, reductions in energy consumption and economic development in some of the poorest countries.
production is connected with all three aspects of sustainability. Perhaps most importantly, mining activity provides a livelihood for many thousands of miners and associated workers and their families in developing countries, which account for some 98% of total world production. Mining can also stimulate development through revenues and export earnings and by supporting investment in transport
and other infrastructure. Leading mines and smelters are committed to corporate and social responsibility programmes and post-mining land rehabilitation.

Recycling is also playing a growing role, with more than 30% of use now accounted for by secondary refined tin and alloys. Products containing tin contribute to quality of life, with a number of existing and new applications connected to health and energy-saving benefits.

Download Report