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ICMM: Miners on board with Paris agreement

Head of Mining Journal Research Chris Cann speaks with ICMM's Sarah Bell on how leading miners have aligned themselves with key external targets on climate change.

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Pace of change is confronting for miners

Head of Mining Journal Research Chris Cann speaks with ICMM's Sarah Bell on how stakeholders are demanding action, and quickly.

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Mining with principles can help end malaria in our lifetime

This blog, written by ICMM Manager for Health and Safety Mark Holmes, has been published on World Malaria Day 2021 to look at the steps our members are taking to address this critical challenge.

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Resilience is at the heart of participating, enduring and prospering

The mining industry is inextricably linked to the fortunes and futures of the communities that live alongside operations, writes Voconiq's Dr Kieren Moffat and ICMM's Danielle Martin.

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Equivalency Matters

There are points of difference between all mining-related standards, but the focus on improved ESG practices at the operational level is universal, writes ICMM COO Aidan Davy.

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BMO Sustainability Leaders Podcast: The Evolution of ESG in Mining

ICMM's CEO Tom Butler joins Dan Barclay, CEO & Group Head of BMO Capital Markets in a discussion on how ESG policy has evolved in the metals and mining space and how mining stepped up during the pandemic.

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Early Adopters Will Help Drive Positive Industry Change

ICMM's Veronica Martinez explains to Peter Appleby, for Mexico Business News, how ICMM is promoting a sustainable and responsible mining industry through the ICSV initiative and Mining Principles.

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A Benchmark for Responsible Mining

ICMM's Aidan Davy talks to Paloma Duran, for Mexico Business News, on how the implementation of ICMM’s Mining Principles can promote social and economic development in host communities.

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Building trust with stakeholders through transparency and consistency in water quality reporting

Going beyond water management to proactive and holistic water stewardship requires a comprehensive understanding of the quality of water being managed at a mine site.

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Los Principios Rectores de la ONU sobre las Empresas y los Derechos Humanos son la base para que las comunidades tengan voz

El respeto por los derechos humanos es uno de los 10 principios fundacionales del ICMM, y es por ello que son un componente integral de las estrategias de minería responsable de todos nuestros miembros, escribe Hannah Clayton, responsable de temas de derechos humanos en el ICMM.

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Drawing on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to give local communities a voice

Respect for human rights is one of ICMM's 10 founding principles and is therefore embedded in all of our members’ strategies for responsible mining, writes ICMM human rights lead Hannah Clayton.

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What we learned about the mining sector's priorities for business integrity in times of crisis

Considerations from the first in a series of discussions on business integrity in mining organised by WEF's PACI, ICMM, EITI and Transparency International's Accountable Mining Programme.

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Why collaboration will be key to creating the workforce of the future

Investing in skills and collaboration for the future of work is urgently needed, writes ICMM director Nicky Black for World Economic Forum's 'Global Agenda'.

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Tracking the journey to sustainable closure: Closure Maturity Framework

Good practice requires the integration of closure into business planning and decision making at the earliest stages of a sites development writes ICMM's Alice Evans.

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: Celebrating 20 years of partnership and collaboration to uphold human rights

The principles that underpin the VPs initiative are more relevant today than ever with global events such as COVID-19 having shone a spotlight on the many inequalities and vulnerabilities seen throughout society, writes ICMM's Marcus Addy.

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How integrating mine closure into business planning and decision making can generate value, reduce risks and liabilities

Closure governance is critical to underpinning the successful execution of an integrated closure process, writes ICMM's Alice Evans.

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Where is mining on the water stewardship journey?

Collaboration and learning from others are central to the water stewardship journey, writes Hayley Zipp, water lead at ICMM, and Mike Lelliott, Principal Hydrogeologist at Golder.

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How has the mining industry responded to COVID-19?

From health and safety to building better relationships with local communities, ICMM CEO Tom Butler considers how the mining and metals sector is building back better for World Economic Forum's 'Global Agenda'.

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Consultants and the future of mine closure

Consultants and service providers are well placed to support industry with mine closure but ongoing engagement is required to deliver meaningful outcomes, writes ICMM's closure lead Dawn Brock.

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How to build forward better from COVID-19? Practical insights from mining to help catalyse business action for long-term resilience

Dr Nicky Black shares her reflections on the development of the Building Forward Better Framework

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