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ICMM receives Climate Positive Award for its work on diversity, equity and inclusion

7 November 2022

ICMM has received a "Climate Positive Award 2022" from Green Cross United Kingdom for its contributions and leadership on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Green Cross has recognised ICMM’s recent updates to the Mining Principles that aim to support improved member company performance on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This includes reinforcing the integral role of DEI to sustainable development, additional actions to eliminate all forms of harassment and unfair discrimination from our workplaces, proactive steps to achieve gender equality and the unincumbered participation of all peoples and cementing the importance of psychological safety alongside physical health and safety in our efforts to achieve zero harm.

We are delighted and honoured to receive this award for ICMM’s work in spotlighting the importance of a safe, just and sustainable mining and metals industry. All sectors- including our own- have the responsibility to create more inclusive environments by not only refusing to tolerate all forms of bullying, harassment, and discrimination, but leading the way to a better future.

Towards that goal, eliminating the barriers to entry that are still rampant in our industry is an immediate imperative. In June 2022, ICMM put action behind those words when we updated our Mining Principles, which guide everyday practice for our members, to include an undertaking to eradicate all forms of harassment and unfair discrimination. We still have a long way to go but this is a big step forward in creating new rules of engagement that will hopefully shape a more equitable industry.

Following the tradition of Green Cross to reward organisations that are actions oriented that transcend the path to sustainability, highlighting the efforts to avoid, prepare for, and/or address issues related to Global Change, as well as their coordinated efforts to benefit communities and the environment, we synthesize the reason why ICMM is one of the winners of our Climate Positive Awards.


About ICMM

ICMM stands for mining with principles. We bring together a third of the global metals and mining industry, along with key partners to drive leadership, action and innovation for sustainable development, ultimately delivering a positive contribution to society. Through collaboration, ICMM member companies set the standard for responsibly produced minerals and metals in a safe, just and sustainable world.

About Green Cross United Kingdom

Green Cross is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993.

The mission of Green Cross is to respond to the combined challenges of security, poverty, and environmental degradation to ensure a sustainable and secure future.

Green Cross is an Observer Organization with consultative status in the United Nations.

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