ICMM brings together 21 of the world's leading mining and metals companies as well as 35 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address the core sustainable development challenges faced by the industry. Through our 35 members associations, we are connected to another 1,500 companies in the sector.
Together, our members operate at over 1,200 sites in about seventy countries across the globe. Exploration activities extend this reach significantly. They are responsible for a significant percentage of global minerals and metals production including for example copper (52%), platinum group metals (44%), iron ore (42.5%), gold (26.8%) and nickel (28%). They employ approximately 800,000 of the 2.5 million workers in the formal mining industry.
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 over 1200 sites in about seventy 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.