What we are doing

Responsible management of the world's resources is key to enabling a sustainable future for us all. ICMM is committed to strengthening the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry to deliver the materials essential for societal progress in a responsible way. This includes the safe, healthy and cleaner production of these materials, which we aim to help address through our three focus areas: Diesel Particulate (DPM) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and vehicle safety.

Diesel particulate matter (DPM)

Almost all underground mining equipment is diesel-powered. DPM is a carcinogen, with exposure to elevated levels being linked to negative health effects. We are promoting operational and technical innovations to minimise the impacts of DPM by 2025.

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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

We all have a responsibility to reduce GHG emissions. We are promoting operational and technological innovations to enable mining operations to adopt GHG-free surface mining vehicles by 2040.

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Vehicle interaction

Safe working conditions are a fundamental human right and ICMM members are committed to strengthening health and safety performance, and focusing on the safe and productive operation of mobile equipment at operations,  to reduce operational fatalities to zero.

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