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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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Ongoing dialogue essential to building shared value: ICMM at PDAC 2014

ICMM hosted its third session as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event series at the 2014 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange on Tuesday 4 March. The topic of the panel was Resource nationalism: moving beyond a narrative of threat.

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Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative launches new tool to assist biodiversity impact management

The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI), a partnership between IPIECA, ICMM and the Equator Principles Association, has launched the CSBI Timeline Tool designed to assist project planning in the extractives industries. The aim of the tool is to better align project development, biodiversity impact management, financial timelines and milestones.

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ICMM’s contribution to the business and human rights agenda

In December, ICMM's Aidan Davy and Claire White attended the Annual Forum of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The forum provided an opportunity to reflect on the progress business has made on human rights in the two and half years since the unanimous adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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ICMM assesses mining’s contribution to Zambia’s national and local economy

ICMM hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop in Lusaka, Zambia on 7 November to discuss the first ever independent study of the mining industry’s contribution to the national and local economy of Zambia. The study uses ICMM’s Mining: Partnerships for Development Toolkit - a methodology that has been used in ten other mineral-driven economies.

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Mining and shipping stakeholders discuss effects of changes to IMO codes

How does the International Maritime Organization (IMO) operate? Which IMO codes are relevant to the bulk transport of minerals and metals products, how are they changing and what are the consequences? These were all issues covered in a workshop on 11 October in London. The event was organized by ICMM and Intercargo and attended by around 100 stakeholders representing mining, metals, shipping and regulatory interests.

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