New globally diversified metals and mining company, South32, has been welcomed as a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).
Polyus Gold, Russia’s foremost gold producer and one of the 10 biggest gold miners in the world, was welcomed as a member of ICMM after completing the rigorous admission process.
The Council of CEOs today announced that the next President and CEO of ICMM will be Tom Butler, who brings a wealth of private and public sector experience in extractives, and a deep commitment to sustainable development and responsible practice in the mining and metals industry.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) yesterday brought together communities and mineworkers, governments and mining companies, donor agencies and civil society to chart a future where Ghana's development will be accelerated by mining.
Today, ICMM held a webinar with GlobeScan to present the results of the fourth stakeholder study on the opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry.
ICMM has published practical guidance - the first of its kind for the industry - on preventing the most serious types of health and safety incidents in mining and metals. The approach described in - Health and safety critical control management: good practice guide - is designed to identify and manage acts, objects or systems onsite - the "critical controls" - that need to be in place to either prevent a serious incident occurring or minimize the consequences if a serious incident were to occur.
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released its Annual Review 2014 - Engaging with society. The theme of this year’s review picks up from the previous annual review’s focus on strengthening relationships with communities. It examines the progress we are making on building this strategic priority into our work programs and other activities.
The Stakeholder Research Toolkit provides step-by-step guidelines for companies seeking to measure and monitor their reputation among all stakeholder groups. Specifically, the toolkit provides a useful methodology for companies seeking to work collaboratively with stakeholders in order to understand the key drivers of reputation. This provides a mechanism for companies to incorporate and understand the perspectives of their stakeholders regarding company and industry performance.
"The case has been made" was the loud and clear position of the closing CEO panel of the CSR event series at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). There is no further need to argue the business case of effective management of environmental, social and governance risks, all panellists agreed.
ICMM has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself.
Graça Machel of Mozambique, took the feisty tone of the freedom fighting that has dominated her life to remind the mining industry that it should think beyond the mine and beyond this generation.
ICMM has today opened a consultation period for interested organizations and individuals to provide comments on the updated text of its Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good Practice Guide. The public consultation period will run from 30 January to 12 March.
A new ICMM report provides a comprehensive picture of how important mining is to economies across the world, with evidence that the mining and metals industry makes its most significant contribution in the most impoverished regions of the world. The role of mining in national economies builds an understanding of the scope, scale, impact and potential of the industry to spur growth and development.
On 30 January, ICMM will open a commenting period for interest organizations and individuals to provide comments on the updated text of its 2010 Indigenous Peoples and Mining Good Practice Guide. The public consultation period will run from 30 January to 12 March.
In the most recent issue of ICMM’s Good Practice newsletter we look into how the mining and metals industry can deliver effective water stewardship, enabling shared benefits and security of supply for local communities and other users at a broader level.
Disagreements between companies and communities are not always avoidable; however mechanisms do exist to ensure they do not escalate into conflict situations. When conflict does arise it can have profound impacts on both the host community as well as the company. ICMM’s preliminary research on the frequency of reported conflict situations between mining companies and communities shows a progressive increase since 2002.
On 3 December, ICMM was very saddened to learn of the passing of Luc Oursel, President and CEO of Areva. In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the Oursel family. We also wish to extend our condolences to all Areva employees.
Businesses, governments and civil society organizations must each play their part in respecting and protecting human rights through their distinct, yet complementary, roles. These roles, set out in the three pillars of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, were the focus at the most recent United Nations’ Annual Business and Human Rights Forum.
Brigid comes to ICMM from Oxfam International where she was Director of Global Communications. Previously she directed communications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Bank of Canada.
In the last few years, the issue of human rights has moved from being perceived as peripheral to business to one of central concern. This shift was cemented by the unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, which have become the global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity.