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 22 mining and metals companies as well as 32 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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Hannes Struyweg joins ICMM as new Director of Health and Safety

Hannes comes to ICMM after five years at Anglo American in Johannesburg, South Africa where he served as Manager, Safety Systems and Learning. Previously, he has served as Anglo American’s Head of Health and Safety in the Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary in South Africa, and as CEO of NOSA, a global operational risk management consulting company.

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President of the Inter-American Development Bank presents to ICMM CEOs on mining as a development engine

On 14 May, ICMM’s Council of CEOs gathered in Miami, USA to focus on strategic issues for ICMM and the mining and metals industry. The meeting featured a presentation by guest speaker Mr Luis Alberto Moreno - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mr Moreno spoke to ICMM’s Council of CEOs on the role the industry can play as a major development partner.

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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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