Vision and values

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Our vision

Mining and metals is a respected industry, trusted to operate responsibly and contribute to sustainable development.

Our mission

In collaboration with others, we will strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry and build recognition of its contribution to local communities and society at large.

Our principles

Member companies commit to implementing our ICMM 10 Principles and seven position statements. The principles serve as a best practice framework on sustainable development for the mining and metals industry.

For more information see member commitments.

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.

Strategy 2016–2018

In executing the ICMM strategy and action plan: 2016–2018, we are actively supporting the mining and metals industry to raise standards and improve performance across the priority areas of environmental stewardship, the role of mining and metals in society and human well-being. We want to adopt a collaborative approach to support positive engagement with host communities, build trust in the mining and metals industry and catalyse social and economic development.