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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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Mining makes a large – and growing – contribution to emerging economies

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.

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International Alert and ICMM collaborate to explore conflict between mining companies and local communities

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.

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