What we are doing

The Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative is a model of collaboration, building the widespread confidence needed to accelerate investment in innovation.

The ICSV initiative brings together ICMM’s 28 company members with the largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to accelerate the development of a new generation of mining vehicles, while improving existing technology, to decarbonise surface mining fleets, reduce the numbers of vehicle-related fatalities, and significantly reduce diesel particulate emissions from underground mining vehicles.

Diesel particulate matter (DPM)

Almost all underground mining equipment is diesel-powered. DPM is a carcinogen, with exposure to elevated levels being linked to negative health effects. We are promoting operational and technical innovations to minimise the impacts of DPM by 2025.

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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

Climate change is a critical global challenge and the mining industry is currently a significant emitter of greenhouse gasses. We are promoting operational and technological innovations to enable mining operations to adopt GHG-free surface mining vehicles by 2040.

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Vehicle interaction

ICMM members commit to continually improve health and safety. They are determined to eliminate collision related fatalities in mining operations. We are promoting collision avoidance technology capable of eliminating fatalities from vehicle interactions to be available to mining companies by 2025. 

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