The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was established in 2001 to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the mining and metals industry.

We bring together 23 mining and metals companies as well as 35 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to maximize the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.

ICMM is a membership organization, led by the CEOs of many of the world’s largest mining and metals companies and associations. ICMM is committed to driving social, economic and environmental progress.

We serve as an agent for change and continual improvement. Our vision is one of leading companies working together and with others to strengthen the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.

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ICMM holds workshop for APEC on effective assessment of risks of metals

A responsible mining and metals industry takes a careful approach to any chemical risks from metals, from the mine site right through to where the metals are sold and used. ICMM is helping governments and industry to assess the risks of metals and the policy responses – most recently through a workshop for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

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Ghana plans the role of mining in its future

Ghana has launched a process to draw the greatest possible benefit from its gold mining industry, leveraging the strong macroeconomic contribution of mining to increase prosperity throughout Ghanaian society.

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Member requirements

Our member companies are required to implement the three elements of the framework which includes a public commitment to transparent and accountable reporting practices.

Principles, Reporting, Assurance


10 principles for sustainable development, which company members are required to implement.

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Public reporting

Company members are committed to report their performance against the 10 principles in accordance with GRI guidelines.

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Independent assurance

Providing third-party verification that companies are meeting their commitments to the 10 principles.

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