Environmental Resilience

Our goal is the responsible management of natural resources and our interfaces with them, for the benefit of people and planet.

Mining and metals operations, local communities and others all depend on clean air, water, land and energy. Securing fair access to these shared resources increasingly depends on demonstrating responsible stewardship and recognising the needs of others. Failure to effectively manage the potential adverse impacts of mining on these shared resources can result in the deterioration of environmental resources and have adverse consequences for human health. ICMM members commit to the responsible stewardship of environmental resources, balancing the needs of communities, conservation interests and the requirements of other stakeholders. In short, they commit to be part of the solution to climate change.

Focus Areas

Climate Change

Climate change is a real and undeniable threat, affecting human wellbeing and environmental health in every country on every continent.


Nature has come to the forefront of global attention as the significant risks of ecosystem collapse have become better understood.


Water is a precious shared resource with high environmental, social, cultural, and economic value.