Workshop | Social licence to operate (SLO)

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) invites you to join us in Melbourne on Thursday, 30 March 2023 for a deep dive into creating and maintaining social licence to operate (SLO).


The concept of social licence to operate (SLO) has been gaining a lot of airtime of late.  It's not a new concept, put simply it means being a “good neighbour”, but it's something we all want, and all should be.  What is perhaps new however is the emphasis that regulators and the community have been placing on this concept in recent years, and the commensurate challenge that this places on our industry (and others) to demonstrate that we do in fact have this licence.  And how can something that is possibly subjective, be both demonstrated, measured, and maintained?

Following the release of it's social licence to operate toolkit WMRR is working with Talis Consultants to offer a full-day workshop which will deep dive into the toolkit and provide practical ways that the waste and resource recovery industry can establish and maintain a SLO.  The workshop defines the guiding principles that will help you understand the concept of SLO, how it is established and how you maintain it to help ensure that: 

  • Your project or operating facility can be financially viable over its lifetime 
  • Your local community accepts you
  • The broader community understands the societal value of the project or facility, and the waste and resource recovery industry more broadly, and 
  • Regulators can have confidence in your stakeholder relationships. 

Join us to discuss and understand the contents of the toolkit and how it can be of assistance to you and your company.



Members - $500
Non-members - $650

Please note:

  • Full payment is due at time of registration. For any other form of payment contact WMRR National Office to discuss.
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR at [email protected] Cancellations received on or prior to the 23 March 2023 will receive a refund less a 20% administration charge. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for cancellations received after 23 March 2023. Substitutions within organisations are welcome without penalty.

Places are strictly limited so register today to secure your spot.  

Sign in with your username and password to register for the event. If you do not have your log-in details contact the national office at [email protected] for assistance or call 02 8746 5000 and leave us a message.

30/03/2023 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Melbourne Exhibition Centre Clarendon Street entrance Level 1, Clarendon Rooms D+E Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA

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