ICMM brings together 21 of the world's leading mining and metals companies as well as 33 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address the core sustainable development challenges faced by the industry.
Together, our member companies employ some 800,000 of the estimated 2.5 million people working in the mining and metals sector, with over 800 sites in 62 countries across the globe. Exploration activities extend our members’ worldwide reach.
In addition, through our 33 mining and commodity association members, we are connected to another 1,500 companies in the sector. Our companies are responsible for a significant percentage of global minerals production: about 50 per cent of the world’s copper and platinum group metals; 40 per cent of the world’s iron ore, nickel, and gold; and 25 per cent of the world’s zinc.
What does it mean to be a member?
ICMM members strive to address the core sustainable development challenges faced by the industry. They publicly demonstrate their dedication to sustainable development through specific commitments, public reporting and independent assurance.
ICMM publishes an annual assessment of our members’ performance as part of our annual review.
Where do our members operate?
ICMM members operate at 800 sites in more than 60 countries around the world. The sites displayed in the map below range from pre-feasibility exploration sites through mines under construction to operating or temporarily closed mines, refineries and smelters. In some areas a single dot represents multiple operations in a concentrated area.