This document introduces the concept of health impact assessment (HIA) and how mining companies can evaluate the health and well-being effects mining operations have on the local communities in which they operate.
It presents an overview of the steps taken during the HIA process, including the integration of environmental and social impact assessments.
ICMM's interaction on this issue is guided by two of our Sustainable Development Principles:
• To seek continual improvement of our health and safety performance
• To contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities within which we operate.