Apply ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance and transparency to support sustainable development.
Embracing sustainability is a societal expectation and a business imperative. ICMM members apply ethical business practices, supported by sound systems of corporate governance and transparency, to produce sustainable development. Actions that foster good working relationships with host communities and protect the environment.
The performance expectations
Developed with extensive input from NGOs, international organisations and academics, our Mining Principles establish baseline performance expectations for a responsible mining and metals industry. These five requirements define ICMM's ethical business performance expectations of company members.
1.1: Establish systems for legal compliance
Establish systems to maintain compliance with applicable law.
1.2: Prevent bribery and corruption
1.3: Align policies and standards to ICMM
1.4: Assign accountability for sustainable development at Board/ExCo level
1.5: Disclose financial contributions
About ICMM's Mining Principles
ICMM’s Mining Principles strengthen social and environmental requirements, on issues such as labour rights, resettlement, gender, access to grievance mechanisms, mine closure, pollution and waste. Watch our film to learn more.
1. ICMM’s member companies already comply with all applicable law in the countries that they operate in. However, many stakeholders say they want mining companies to show that they have strong systems that ensure legal compliance.