The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry.

We bring together 21 mining and metals companies as well as 35 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to maximize the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.

ICMM is a membership organization, led by the CEOs of many of the world’s largest mining and metals companies and associations. ICMM is committed to driving social, economic and environmental progress.

We serve as an agent for change and continual improvement. Our vision is one of leading companies working together and with others to strengthen the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.

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International Alert and ICMM collaborate to explore conflict between mining companies and local communities

Disagreements between companies and communities are not always avoidable; however mechanisms do exist to ensure they do not escalate into conflict situations. When conflict does arise it can have profound impacts on both the host community as well as the company. ICMM’s preliminary research on the frequency of reported conflict situations between mining companies and communities shows a progressive increase since 2002.

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Third UN Business and Human Rights Forum highlights the challenges of implementing the UN Guiding Principles in the mining and metals industry

Businesses, governments and civil society organizations must each play their part in respecting and protecting human rights through their distinct, yet complementary, roles. These roles, set out in the three pillars of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, were the focus at the most recent United Nations’ Annual Business and Human Rights Forum.

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Member requirements

Our member companies are required to implement the three elements of the framework which includes a public commitment to transparent and accountable reporting practices.

Principles, Reporting, Assurance


10 principles for sustainable development, which company members are required to implement.

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Public reporting

Company members are committed to report their performance against the 10 principles in accordance with GRI guidelines.

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Independent assurance

Providing third-party verification that companies are meeting their commitments to the 10 principles.

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