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Health is related first and foremost to the well-being of people. For mining and metals companies, people are not only employees but they are also members of families, communities and broader society. The considerations of health must therefore extend beyond the boundaries of a mine – where companies can exercise greater control on the activities that can have an impact on health – and out into the communities that they may affect.  

Focus areas

Critical control management

Occupational health

Health risk assessment

Community health

Health impact assessments

Communicable diseases

Our 10 principles


This work supports the above sustainable development goal.