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Orestes Insights

In view of the lack of universally accepted guidelines,Orestes aims to assist investors with market intelligence and best practices. From demystifying ESG requirements, regulations and taxonomies, Orestes uses thought leadership to be an active participant in understanding the rapidly changing landscape. 

Well, it seems to me that ESG and SDG are the two most important three letter acronyms in the World right now (and possibly the just the most important acronyms ever), yet each is redolent with confusion and depths of interpretation.

We have all heard about our carbon footprint, how damaging it is to the planet and of the importance of reducing it. Just what, however, is a carbon footprint?

Progressive mining companies are seeking to meet these demands in a range of innovative technological advances but such progressive companies are also seeking to simultaneously address other SDGs. One such company is Altech Chemicals Ltd. which has implemented a range of measures to address another critical issue: gender equality.

For modern mining companies like Altech Chemicals Ltd, taking water conservation seriously, from planning, through production to having an exit strategy are central to their business ethos. Altech Chemicals, therefore, incorporates a range of measures under SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) into its business practices.

The quest for increased agricultural production over the last half century has come at considerable cost. Agricultural food production has become increasingly reliant on the use of fertilisers and pesticides.

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.