Facilitate and support the knowledge-base and systems for responsible design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of products containing metals and minerals.
ICMM members see the value of collaborating with supply chains and designers to maximise the effective use, recovery and disposal of metals and minerals. Keeping products and materials in use for longer is important, while not compromising health, safety or 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 two requirements define ICMM's responsible production performance expectations of company members.
8.1: Recover, re-use and recycle
8.2: Assess product hazards
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.