Vision and values

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Minerals and metals are essential for modern living; among other things, they enable farming, healthcare, communications, water and energy supply, transport, space technology and the construction of our cities.

Our vision

A safe, just and sustainable world enabled by responsibly produced minerals and metals.

Our purpose

Leadership through collaboration to enhance the contribution of mining and metals to sustainable development.

Our principles

ICMM’s Mining Principles are a condition of membership. They define good practice environmental, social and governance requirements for the industry through a comprehensive set of performance expectations, and they seek to improve performance improvements at scale

Implementation is supported by robust site-level validation, transparent disclosure of the outcomes and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports.

Our strategic pillars

To bring our purpose to life, and give direction to our Strategy and Action Plan, we have developed a set of strategic pillars that build on existing leadership efforts. Ultimately, each and every one of our projects is designed to touch one or more of these pillars.

Strengthening sustainability performance and contribution

This embraces both operational performance and contribution as well as leadership on the development of solutions to sustainability challenges that will impact performance and contribution.

Enhancing policy and stakeholder engagement

This encompasses enhanced engagement on policy matters, with key stakeholders, and more broadly with society, as well as partnerships to progress our work.

Supporting disclosure and transparency

This relates to enhanced reporting and disclosure, efforts to consolidate reporting requirements and improve transparency, and communicating our contribution.

Our values

We have five values that guide our work and how we interact with others.

Care for the safety, health and well-being of workers, contractors, communities and consumers.

Respect for people, the environment and the values of host societies.

Integrity in dealings with employees, communities, governments and others.

Accountable to do what we say we will do and uphold our commitments.

Collaborate as a preferred means of working with others in an open, transparent and inclusive manner.