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ICMM admits the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration as a new member

11 November 2020

London, UK - The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has approved the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) as a new association member.

With over 13,000 global professional members, SME focuses on sharing best practices for safety, environmental stewardship and innovation in mining.

Tom Butler, ICMM’s CEO said “I am pleased to welcome SME as an association member of ICMM. With our members’ commitment to continual improvement in health and safety performance towards the ultimate goal of zero harm, SME is an important voice at the table.”

Of the appointment, Robert W. Schafer, SME President said: “This is outstanding. I am looking forward to working with ICMM going forward."

“We look forward to participating and supporting the goals and initiatives of ICMM,” added SME Executive Director and CEO, David L. Kanagy.

SME joins 27 companies and 37 national, commodity and professional associations who form the ICMM membership.


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About ICMM

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Bringing together 27 mining and metals companies and 37 national, regional and commodities associations, it strengthens environmental and social performance and serves as a catalyst for change, enhancing mining’s contribution to society. Every ICMM company member adheres to its Mining Principles which incorporates comprehensive environmental, social and governance requirements, robust site-level validation of performance expectations and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports.

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