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Stakeholder Newsletter: January, 2019

4 January 2019


January 2019

Mining with principles

We start 2019 with a new three-year strategy and action plan. Our mission remains unchanged: to work in collaboration with others to strengthen the social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry, and build recognition of its contribution to local communities and society at large. Also as before, our work programmes respond to the priority areas of environmental stewardship, human wellbeing, and the role of mining and metals in society. There are, however, several key differences between our new strategy and our last. Programmatic priorities will run over three years rather than annually providing greater continuity and opportunities for partnering; aspirational goals will be developed with a 10-15-year horizon; knowledge sharing between members and uptake of existing guidance across a range of work programme activities will be increased; there will be a greater focus on communications; and our new performance expectations, announced in November last year, will be rolled out setting a clear industry benchmark for responsible mining practices. Read more »

What we've been up to

ICMM releases results of first global member tax survey
In December 2018 we published a survey prepared by PwC, detailing corporate income taxes and royalties paid by company members between 2013 and 2017. Read more »
ICMM first industry body to commit to UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
ICMM announces updated membership requirements to advance the sustainability performance of mining and metals. Read more »
Industry and vehicle manufacturers join forces to develop cleaner, safer vehicles
ICMM is working with leading truck and mining equipment suppliers to accelerate a new generation of mine vehicles. Read more »

Look out for us at...

Investing in African Mining Indaba
4–7 February 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

Aidan Davy will be participating in a panel discussion on Mining transformation through sustainability-driven innovation on 5 February, as well as a number of other side events at Mining Indaba 2019.
While in Cape Town, ICMM is co-hosting Innovations in Mine Closure on 6 February with the World Bank and IGF at the Cullinen Hotel. The meeting will give an overview of recent tools and resources developed to equip governments, companies and communities in creating a positive social and environmental legacy after a mine has closed. ICMM will launch our new mine closure guidance at this event. Read more »
PDAC Convention
3–6 March 2019
Toronto, Canada

ICMM will contribute to the discussion on sustainability, with Tom Butler participating in the 'Social licence: A data-driven strategy' session and the Sustainability Forum hosted by PDAC and IGF. Read more »

And finally.

If you missed it, ICMM CEO Tom Butler was asked by Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia at IMARC 2018 for his views on: the most pressing concerns facing the industry; how innovative the industry is; using electric vehicles in mining and safety; and, supply chain technology. Watch the video to see what he had to say »