London, UK – The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) announces the addition of Alcoa, a producer of bauxite, alumina and aluminium products, as its 27th company member.
Alcoa underwent a rigorous and independent assessment process to ensure that it adheres to ICMM’s Sustainable Development Framework in order to be admitted. ICMM’s Council of CEOs approved its membership at a meeting last month in London.
The publicly traded company pioneered the aluminium industry in 1888. It is headquartered in the United States with a presence in 12 countries across six continents.
Tom Butler, CEO of ICMM, said: “I am delighted to welcome Alcoa to the International Council on Mining and Metals. Alcoa was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as an Aluminium Industry leader, and we look forward to learning from its significant sustainability experience, particularly in the area of biodiversity.”
Roy Harvey, President and CEO of Alcoa, said: “Our membership in ICMM gives us an opportunity to learn, define and share best-in-class mining practices through a common set of international standards. Alcoa is focused on delivering value through our strategic priorities, which includes a focus on advancing sustainably, and we are working to leverage our extensive experience to win in an evolving marketplace that will demand sustainably and responsibly produced materials.”
ICMM member companies’ sustainability performance is independently assessed annually to ensure that their sustainability policies align with the ICMM 10 Principles as well as mandatory requirements set out in supporting our Position Statements.
ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Bringing together 27 mining and metals companies and 36 regional and commodities associations, we strengthen environmental and social performance. We serve as a catalyst for change; enhancing mining’s contribution to society. Every ICMM member company adheres to 10 Principles and 8 Position Statements on issues relating to sustainable development. Once the guidance to validate the performance expectations is complete, members will also be required to implement the performance expectations at the asset level.
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