8. Responsible Production

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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

    In project design, operation and de-commissioning, implement cost-effective measures for the recovery, re-use or recycling of energy, natural resources and materials.

  • 8.2: Assess product hazards

    Assess the hazards of the products of mining according to UN Globally Harmonised System of Hazard Classification and Labelling or equivalent relevant regulatory systems and communicate through safety data sheets and labelling as appropriate.

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.