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Mining in Ghana - What future can we expect?

ICMM and the Ghana Chamber of Mines have released a new report on the socioeconomic contributions of mining in Ghana and ways these might be enhanced. The report undertaken by Steward Redqueen and the African Center for Economic Transformation estimates the socioeconomic impact of the large-scale gold mining sector in Ghana from 2010 to 2022.

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Good Practice Newsletter - Respecting human rights

This issue of the Good Practice newsletter focuses on the importance to society of respecting human rights. The issue features an interview with John Ruggie as part of the "Personally Speaking" article. As the former UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Prof Ruggie was instrumental in developing the 'protect, respect and remedy' framework, along with the UN Guiding Principles. Here, he reflects on achievements to date - notably the uptake of the UN Guiding Principles - and the challenges ahead.

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2014 ICMM stakeholder perception study: tracking progress

The 2014 stakeholder perception study: tracking progress (following previous surveys in 2004, 2007 and 2010) was conducted by GlobeScan on behalf of ICMM between October and November 2014. Over 1,200 respondents in 113 countries participated in the survey, drawn from the private sector, public sector, institutions, academia, non-governmental organizations and the media.

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Health and safety critical control management: good practice guide

ICMM has published practical guidance 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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Learning from company–community conflict workshop report

Conflicts between mining companies and local communities are often complex and may be linked to a range of primary and underlying factors. This report provides a summary of the conversations that took place during the workshop co-organized by International Alert and ICMM in Santiago, Chile on 27-28 November 2014.

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A practical guide to catchment-based water management for the mining and metals industry

This guide has been commissioned to support ICMM members and other interested industry stakeholders to understand the relevance, risks and opportunities of a catchment-based approach to water risk management and support companies to define and deliver their own catchment-based water risk management strategies.

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The role of mining in national economies (2nd edition)

This second edition of The role of mining in national economies provides an update on the contribution of mining activities in each of the world's 214 national economies. The report extends the analysis to capture the recent downturn in the mineral prices (2010-2012) as well providing a deeper understanding of the role of mining in poverty reduction.

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Water stewardship framework

ICMM's water stewardship framework outlines a common industry approach for what is an inherently complex and locally-defined issue. This framework is built around four key elements: 1. Be transparent and accountable; 2. Engage proactively and inclusively; 3. Adopt a catchment-based approach; 4. Effective water resource management.

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