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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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Investing in a greener future for the mining industry

How can mining companies prepare for the impacts of climate change? Carly Leonida of 'Intelligent Miner' speaks to ICMM's climate change lead Veronica Martinez.

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Rethinking how we work together to tackle the biodiversity crisis

Post-2020 offers opportunities for governments and businesses to rethink how they work together on biodiversity, writes ICMM biodiversity lead Hafren Williams.

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Building climate resilience

Developing an approach to climate-related risks doesn't have to mean reinventing the wheel, writes ICMM's climate lead Veronica Martinez for Mining Magazine.

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Responsible investment is on the rise but does the ESG emperor have any clothes?

Investors demand transparency - but are opaque about how they use ESG information - raising questions of impact, writes ICMM COO Aidan Davy for Ethical Corp.

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Starting a Conversation for Improved Health and Safety Performance

To protect lives at work we must address culture, says ICMM's health and safety lead, Mark Holmes for Mining Magazine.

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The Road Ahead: Green, less-mean mining machines

ICMM's Mark Holmes gives Mining Magazine a project update on our Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles programme.

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We need a more informed debate about tax

Tax is complex, emotive and controversial. Debate needs to be informed by facts, and better mutual understanding.

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Carbon pricing is already changing behaviours

In a letter to the Financial Times, ICMM CEO Tom Butler notes that carbon carbon pricing can successfully change behaviours.

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