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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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The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management sets a new, global benchmark to achieve strong social, environmental and technical outcomes, with a strong emphasis on accountability and disclosure, writes ICMM CEO Tom Butler.

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Strange Bedfellows or Logical Partners? Collaboration Between the Agriculture and Mining Sectors to ‘Build Forward Better’

Following a panel discussion on 'Cross-Sector Collaboration' at Business Fights Poverty Online 2020, Ruth Thomas, Global Agribusiness Alliance and Nicky Black, ICMM share some reflections.

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COVID-19: Communication and collaboration to tackle a common enemy

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the mining industry came together quickly with communities and other stakeholders to help tackle this common global enemy, writes ICMM CEO Tom Butler.

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Change agent

The ICSV programme is seeking to address three of the most critical safety, health and environment issues in mining. Senior programme officer Veronica Martinez discusses progress with Sandvik's Solid Ground.

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Covid-19 crisis will bring change to mining industry

Community engagement and social performance will be differentiating factor between companies, writes Tom Butler for 'The Commodities Note', an online commentary from the Financial Times

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Tracking Performance on Closure Management: ICMM's KPI Tool for Closure

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help mining companies track their performance on closure management, writes ICMM's Alice Davies.

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COVID-19: Working together to support community response efforts

ICMM's members are in a unique position to support communities with the challenges of COVID-19, writes ICMM Director Nicky Black.

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COVID-19 Response: What is best practice?

As we adjust to the challenges of COVID-19, we are increasingly being asked what a "best practice" response looks like, writes ICMM CEO Tom Butler.

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ICMM's 'Integrated Mine Closure: Good practice guide' - then and now

ICMM's most recent closure guide balances environmental protection and social wellbeing with financial performance, writes ICMM's closure lead Dawn Brock for AusIMM Bulletin.

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Collaborating to flatten the curve

As the world responds to COVID-19 there has never been a more critical time to care for people and communities, writes ICMM CEO Tom Butler.

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Mining mainstreams biodiversity

Managing biodiversity has been a key concern for mining companies for some time, so why are we only just beginning to hear about this? Carly Leonida of 'Intelligent Miner' asks ICMM's biodiversity lead Hafren Williams.

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A new ESG mining standard will help drive responsible production

No matter how essential metals and minerals may be, customers and other stakeholders are justifiably demanding that they be produced responsibly, writes ICMM COO Aidan Davy.

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