ICMM

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 34 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 enhancing environmental stewardship, human well-being and the role of mining and metals in society.

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.

In 2002, ICMM adopted 10 principles for sustainable development, which encompass issues relating to environmental stewardship, the role of mining and metals in society, and human well-being. These represent ICMM's three thematic areas of focus. Through actively listening to society's views and expectations of the industry, coupled with sustained performance improvement that delivers on our principles, our vision for the organisation will be realised.

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Annual Review 2015 – A global approach to collaboration

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has released its 2015 Annual Review: A global approach to collaboration, outlining industry leading work on water management, climate change, engagement with Indigenous Peoples and responsible sourcing.

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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

Commitments

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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