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Dow Jones Sustainability Indices recognizes 41 mining companies for sustainability performance

Out of the 3,395 companies invited for the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) review, 2,500 are included in the world universe index, 41 of which were mining and metals companies. This marks efforts made within the mining and metals industry around improving sustainable development performance. However, while progress has been made, challenges still remain.

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: strengthening relationships between Indigenous Peoples and mining companies

On 9 August, the United Nations observes the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples under the theme "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of Indigenous Peoples". To mark the occasion, ICMM has published the report of its international multi-stakeholder workshop on Indigenous Peoples and mining organized with the UN Global Compact on 16 May 2014.

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Mining executives and regulators discuss effects of changes to IMO codes

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the UN global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping, has introduced new regulations relevant to the bulk transport of minerals and metals products. How are the regulations changing and what are the consequences for the mining industry?

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Transformation through collaboration: ICMM joins discussions at IFC’s Sustainability Exchange

Joining 200 global practitioners from companies, think tanks, NGOs and academia, ICMM joined discussions at the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) 8th annual Sustainability Exchange. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. 

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President of the Inter-American Development Bank presents to ICMM CEOs on mining as a development engine

On 14 May, ICMM’s Council of CEOs gathered in Miami, USA to focus on strategic issues for ICMM and the mining and metals industry. The meeting featured a presentation by guest speaker Mr Luis Alberto Moreno - President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mr Moreno spoke to ICMM’s Council of CEOs on the role the industry can play as a major development partner.

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From good practice guidance to good practice on the ground: ICMM and international organizations address mining and Indigenous Peoples issues

Today, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) begins in New York City, running until 23 May. The UNPFII is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. ICMM and UN Global Compact will be convening an international Indigenous Peoples workshop on 16 May as a side event to the UNPFII. The workshop is part of ICMM’s on-going work on Indigenous Peoples and mining, rounding off a series of regional workshops held over the last year.

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ICMM releases Annual Review 2013 – Strengthening relationships with communities

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released its Annual Review 2013 - Strengthening relationships with communities. The theme of this year’s review reflects a direction change for ICMM. In October 2013, ICMM’s Council of CEOs agreed that ICMM should set a dominant priority on community - operation relationships and how concrete steps can be taken to strengthen those relationships.

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