ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to improving the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry. Bringing together 23 mining and metals companies and 34 regional and commodities associations, we serve as an agent for change: identifying common challenges and establishing a safer and more sustainable industry. Founded in 2001, we are the direct result of a multi-stakeholder initiative called the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD). The project set out to examine the role that mining and metals could play in the transition to sustainable development. The identified agenda for change forms the basis of our mission.