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About us

The International Council on Mining and Metals is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry.

Bringing together 28 mining and metals company members and over 35 national, regional and commodities association members, we strengthen environmental and social performance and serve as a catalyst for change, enhancing mining’s contribution to society. As a membership commitment, every ICMM company member adheres to our Mining Principles, which incorporate comprehensive environmental, social and governance requirements, robust site-level validation of performance expectations and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports with annual disclosure. Applicant companies undergo a rigorous admission process, with scrutiny by an independent expert review panel.

Focus areas

Vision and values

Working to strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry.

Member requirements

ICMM’s Mining Principles define good practice environmental, social and governance requirements for the mining and metals industry.

Strategy and Action Plan, 2019–2021

The key themes and focus areas that underpin our work.

Our members

Bringing together 28 mining and metals company members and over 35 national, regional and commodity association members, we have a truly global reach.

Our people

Offering expertise and guidance in support of mining and metals contribution to sustainable development.

Our history

At a time of increased scrutiny a group of industry leaders acknowledged that the sector needed to change.