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ICMM publishes 2022 safety performance data of members

13 July 2023

London, UK – ICMM today released a report that benchmarks the 2022 safety performance of its members.

ICMM members are unwavering in their commitment to operate responsibly, as they work to eliminate fatalities towards a goal of zero harm. To support this commitment, ICMM compiles, analyses and publishes the safety data provided annually by company members, which collectively represent a third of the global mining and metals industry. The full report, ‘Safety Performance: Benchmarking Progress of ICMM Company Members In 2022', is available here.

Tragically, 33 people from ICMM company members lost their lives at work in 2022. This compares to 45* in 2021 and 44 in 2020.

The report analyses fatalities from ICMM company members based on the cause (or ‘hazard’) and provides safety performance metrics by county and company. In 2022, 9 of these fatalities were related to mobile equipment and transportation, and 5 fatalities were caused by falling objects. Company member operations in South Africa had the highest number of fatalities (7), accounting for 21 per cent of the total fatalities across ICMM members. 13 out of 26 members reported zero fatalities

Everyone deserves to work free from harm, within a safe and healthy industry environment.

“ICMM has remained steadfast in our belief that we can always find new ways to improve, and as we enter a period of unprecedented demand for minerals and metals, we will continue to focus on identifying new ways to eliminate fatalities from mining and metals operations.

ICMM began collating and publishing data on members’ safety performance in 2012 with the intention of driving knowledge-sharing, transparency and continual improvement across the industry. This data is compiled using ICMM’s ‘Guidance on Health and Safety Performance Indicators’ which was updated in 2021. The guidance is available here.


Notes to Editor

  • ICMM’s 2022 safety performance report can be found here.
  • All previous safety performance reports can be found here.
  • * Please note: ICMM originally reported 43 member fatalities in 2021. This data has been updated for 2022, as safety incidents at Sibanye Stillwater and Anglo American during 2021 led to 1 fatality at each company during 2022. The fatalities were assigned to the year of the incident.

About ICMM

ICMM stands for mining with principles. We bring together a third of the global mining and metals 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.

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