The Beyond Zero Harm Framework

The Beyond Zero Harm Framework (BZH) is a participatory process for discussing, defining, measuring and analyzing community well-being. The framework was created by a group of participants from mining companies, civil society organizations and academics, many of whom are members of the Devonshire Initiative.

The BZH Framework is designed to address gaps in the collection of consistent and meaningful data on community well-being in any community, but is specifically applicable in locations where mining companies operate. The multi-stakeholder process on which the BZH Framework is based also aims to shift how companies participate in community development dialogue more broadly.

This download represents a ‘beta version’ for piloting and testing (BZH version 1.1), which the working group intends on revisiting within three years to apply the results and input from pilot projects in various jurisdictions to revise and strengthen the framework.

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