Vision and values

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Our vision

Mining and metals is a respected industry, trusted to operate responsibly and contribute to sustainable development.

Our mission

In collaboration with others, we will strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry and build recognition of its contribution to local communities and society at large.

Our principles

Member companies commit to implementing our ICMM 10 Principles and eight position statements. The principles serve as a best practice framework on sustainable development for the mining and metals industry.

For more information see member commitments.

Our values

We have five values that guide our work and how we interact with others.

Care for the safety, health and well-being of workers, contractors, communities and consumers.

Respect for people, the environment and the values of host societies.

Integrity in dealings with employees, communities, governments and others.

Accountable to do what we say we will do and uphold our commitments.

Collaborate as a preferred means of working with others in an open, transparent and inclusive manner.

Strategy 2019–2021

The three-year strategy and action plan outlines the key themes and areas which underpin the priorities of ICMM and our members, enabling us to collectively support the mining and metals industry to raise standards and improve performance. ICMM delivers programmes and activities which address environmental stewardship, the role of mining and metals in society and human wellbeing. We adopt a collaborative approach with our members and key external stakeholders to promote positive engagement with local communities, build and maintain trust in the mining and metals industry and catalyse social and economic development.