Resources

Learn how ICMM is promoting leading environmental and social practices to encourage better industry performance.

Scope 3 Emissions Target Setting Guidance

Acknowledging the inherent differences in commodities and value chains, rather than endorsing a specific methodology, this Guidance provides flexibility for companies to set credible targets based on their unique value chains.

Guidance & toolkits

Understanding Perceptions of Mining: Insights from general public respondents

GlobeScan’s online Radar survey on business and society was conducted across markets in 2023, with customised questions asked in 17 markets focusing on what respondents thought of mining in general.

Research & briefings

ICMM Members’ Tax Contribution: Focusing on Corporate Income Tax and Royalties – 2022 Update

This report focusses on Corporate Income Tax and Royalties, showing members’ tax contributions made up to the financial year ended 30 June 2022. It also provides insight into ICMM members’ broader social economic contributions.

Research & briefings

Insights from ICMM’s Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative: Accelerating the Adoption of Zero-Emission Haul Trucks in the Mining and Metals Industry

An overview of the importance, challenges, and opportunities of decarbonising surface mining equipment learned through ICMM’s ICSV initiative.

Research & briefings

Water Stewardship Maturity Framework

This Framework is a practical tool designed to enhance stewardship of shared water resources in ways that are socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial.

Guidance & toolkits

The Critical Minerals Rush – Why is contract transparency so important?

In the rush to deliver the minerals critical to the clean energy transition, we cannot lose sight of responsible mineral resource governance.

Research & briefings

Scope 3 Emissions Accounting and Reporting Guidance

This Guidance provides a standardised framework for mining and metals companies to calculate and disclose their value chain emissions to improve transparency and accelerate collaborative action.

Guidance & toolkits

Safety Performance: Benchmarking Progress of ICMM Company Members in 2022

ICMM is committed to strengthening health and safety performance to reduce operational fatalities to zero. As part of this commitment, ICMM produces an annual safety data report.

Research & briefings

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Position Statement

This Position Statement sets out ICMM Members’ collective commitment to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry and positively influencing the communities that we are a part of.

Organisational communications

ICMM Human Rights Due Diligence Guidance

ICMM’s Human Rights Due Diligence Guidance is designed to help mining companies improve how human rights impacts are being managed across the world.

Guidance & toolkits

World Water Day 2023 — Seven ways ICMM members are taking action on sustainable water management

On World Water Day, Closure and Water Manager Emma Gagen writes about the role of mining and metals in managing the world’s water sustainably.

Comment & analysis Case Studies

Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Cycle in the Itacaiúnas River Basin

Researchers at Vale Institute of Technology have studied the Itacaiúnas River Basin to understand its water resources and how deforestation and climate change might impact the water cycle.

Case Studies

ICMM Members’ Tax Contribution Report: 2021 Update

This report contains the corporate income tax (CIT) and royalties paid by ICMM members in the accounting period from June 2013 to June 2021.

Research & briefings

Role of Mining in National Economies: Mining Contribution Index (6th Edition)

This edition of ICMM's 'Mining Contribution Index' synthesises into a single number the significance of the mining sector’s contribution to national economies.

Research & briefings

Metals and Minerals Are at the Heart of a Circular Economy

In mining, for materials to be truly circular, operations must have a net positive contribution to people and planet, promoting responsible use and recovery of metals in the wider value chain.

Case Studies

Collaboration for Innovation: Accelerating the Implementation of Zero Emission Vehicles for the Mining and Metals Industry

Diesel-powered mining vehicles account for anywhere from 30-80 per cent of direct emissions at a mine site, depending on the site geography and commodity being mined.

Comment & analysis Case Studies

Tailings Reduction Roadmap

The 'Roadmap' provides strategic directions on how to accelerate the development and adoption of technologies capable of reducing tailings production.

Guidance & toolkits

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Six ways the mining industry is celebrating Indigenous Peoples

For International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples we are celebrating Indigenous Peoples and the building of relationships based on respect writes Danielle Martin, Director – Social Performance.

Comment & analysis Case Studies

Safety Performance: Benchmarking Progress of ICMM Company Members in 2021

ICMM is committed to strengthening health and safety performance to reduce operational fatalities to zero. As part of this commitment, ICMM produces an annual safety data report.

Research & briefings

Mining Principles: Performance Expectations

ICMM’s Mining Principles define good practice environmental, social and governance requirements for the mining and metals industry.

Organisational communications