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 23 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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New guide on Indigenous Peoples and mining

ICMM has published an updated guide to help mining companies build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Peoples and mining good practice guide outlines the principles for good engagement in order to foster respect for the rights, interests, aspirations, cultures and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples.

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ICMM issues statement on climate change

Tom Butler, CEO of ICMM, has written to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to offer support for an international climate change agreement. The letter included a statement on climate change, endorsed by the CEOs of the 23 ICMM member companies which collaborate to promote responsible mining.

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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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