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About us

ICMM is a unique industry body. We are not a lobby group or trade association, but a global leadership organisation for sustainable development. We judge our success by our contribution to creating a safe, just and sustainable world through responsibly produced metals and minerals.

Each of our company members – which together account for one third of the global industry – commit to implementing the Mining Principles as a condition of membership. These principles are neither static nor do they represent the ceiling of our ambition. We are always challenging ourselves to go ever further in setting the highest of standards for responsible mining, and for delivery.

We promise to work collaboratively with associations and other stakeholders to enhance the contribution of mining and metals to sustainable development. Our commitment to working with others does not stop at our industry’s boundaries. We were founded on a spirit of open engagement, and we continue to champion diversity of opinions today to deliver bold leadership for our wider industry and non-resources sectors alike.

Focus areas

Vision and values

Working to strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry.

Member requirements

ICMM’s Mining Principles define good practice environmental, social and governance requirements for the mining and metals industry.

Our strategy

The key themes and focus areas that underpin our work.

Our members

Bringing together mining and metals company members and national, regional and commodity association members for a truly global reach.

Our people

Offering expertise and guidance in support of mining and metals contribution to sustainable development.

Our history

At a time of increased scrutiny a group of industry leaders acknowledged that the sector needed to change.