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New guide on Indigenous Peoples and mining

ICMM has published an updated guide to help mining companies build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Peoples. The Indigenous Peoples and mining good practice guide outlines the principles for good engagement in order to foster respect for the rights, interests, aspirations, cultures and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples.

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ICMM issues statement on climate change

Tom Butler, CEO of ICMM, has written to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to offer support for an international climate change agreement. The letter included a statement on climate change, endorsed by the CEOs of the 23 ICMM member companies which collaborate to promote responsible mining.

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Andrew Michelmore appointed Chair of ICMM

Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG Limited, was appointed Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) at its Council of CEOs meeting in London today. Mr Michelmore takes over the positio...

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Extractives and financial sectors collaborate to produce new biodiversity management guide

The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI), a partnership between ICMM, IPIECA and the Equator Principles Association, has released A Cross-Sector guide for Implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy. This good practice guide focuses on managing biodiversity using the mitigation hierarchy - a framework for limiting the negative impacts of development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Stakeholders explore ways to enhance the contributions of mining to Ghana’s development

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.

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Managing serious health and safety incidents in mining: ICMM launches good practice guide

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.

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Engaging with society – ICMM releases Annual Review 2014

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.

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ICMM launches toolkit to measure and monitor company reputation

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.

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