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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The future of the Arctic depends on collaboration, sound science and inclusive development

From 31 October to 2 November, over 1,400 representatives from 37 countries came together in Reykjavik, Iceland, to participate in the second annual assembly of the Arctic Circle. Founded by Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson with colleagues from across the north, the Arctic Circle engages with all interests following a village square model of collaborative discussion to address the challenges and opportunities brought on by changes in the Arctic - particularly those brought on by the changing climate.

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Mining's contribution to sustainable development at the core of Intergovernmental Forum

On 21 October 2014, ICMM hosted a multi-stakeholder panel discussion on mining’s contribution to social and economic development at the Inter-Governmental Forum (IGF) on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development Annual General Meeting. The panel shared experiences around different aspects that host country governments, working in collaboration with industry and civil society, can focus on to ensure that mining investments contribute fully to broad-based social and economic development.

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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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