PODCAST: Voconiq - putting the science in social licence

It's time to rethink the way industry interact with stakeholders.

Paul Hunt

Senior Journalist: Energy & Commodities

Paul Hunt

It's time to rethink the way industry interact with stakeholders. Trust is at the heart of everything we do.

Voconiq was spun out of the CSIRO in 2019 and since then has been working closely with clients in the oil and gas, energy, mining, and agriculture sectors to create a real and genuine connection between companies and communities and stakeholders.

Each year global firm EY publishes its annual risk report highlighting some of the biggest risks to resource companies, and it seems every year social licence to operate is at the top of that list.

Australian pioneer Voconiq wants to change that and says there has never been a more important time to discuss how industry operates and rethink the way companies make connections with the communities and stakeholders they work with.

Voconiq, led by CEO Dr Kieren Moffat, was built on 10 years of research, industry practice and commercialisation milestones to provide an innovative solution to improve social performance.

The pioneering consultant puts the science into social licence. Awarded the CSIRO Excellence in Research Ethics Award in 2015, the Voconiq team has redefined the meaning of social licence to operate, helping customers to harness the relational mechanisms that underpin it.

Voconiq's methodology revolves around the relationships and trust built between industry and community.

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