Member reporting and performance

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Member companies are required to report annually on their sustainable development performance.

In May 2008, member companies committed to report on their sustainable development performance in line with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting guidelines. In 2013, member companies reaffirmed their support for GRI by committing to report in accordance with the core option of GRI’s G4 guidelines.

The GRI G4 guidelines are the leading global standard in sustainability reporting. They are applicable to organisations of any size, type, sector or geographic region, and have been used by thousands of organisations worldwide. GRI reporting promotes transparency and accountability in sustainability performance.

The GRI framework includes guidelines or protocols on how to report against specific indicators. ICMM members are committed to reporting against the G4 Mining and Metals sector disclosures.

ICMM member companies are also required to obtain annual third-party assurance of their sustainability performance.

2015

Member performance for 2015 is detailed in the table below.

ICMM members' performance 2015

Key

Column 1: a dot in this column indicates that members have reported on the alignment of their policies with ICMM’s 10 principles (ie subject matter 1) and any mandatory requirements set out in ICMM’s position statements. In some cases this has included a tabular summary of the 10 principles and position statements mapped against a company’s policies.

Column 2: a dot in this column indicates that members have sought independent third party assurance on subject matter 1.

Column 3: a dot in this column indicates that members have reported on processes to identify and prioritise the SD risks and opportunities faced by the business during the reporting period and the outcome (ie its list of material issues, subject matter 2). 

Column 4: a dot in this column indicates that members have sought independent third party assurance on subject matter 2.

Column 5: a dot in this column indicates that members have reported on the systems and approaches that the company is using to manage each (or a selection) of the material SD risks and opportunities (ie subject matter 3).

Column 6: a dot in this column indicates that members have sought independent third party assurance on subject matter 3. 

Column 7: a dot in this column indicates that members have reported on their performance during the given reporting period for each (or a selection) of the identified material SD risks and opportunities (ie subject matter 4).

Column 8: a dot in this column indicates that members have sought independent third party assurance on subject matter 4.

Column 9: the letter in this column indicates a company’s self-declared application level of the GRI G3 Guidelines (ranging from A to C, ie subject matter 5). The + in this column indicates that members have sought independent third party assurance on subject matter 5.

Column 10: for 2014 reports, members were required to report in line with the GRI G3 Guidelines, the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement and to declare an application level of A. For 2015 reports, members will be required to report in accordance with the ‘core’ option of the GRI G4 Guidelines and the Mining and to Metals Sector Disclosures. More than half of the members have already made the transition to G4  or their 2014 reports (as indicated in the right hand column).