Resources

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

Mining with Principles at Gold Fields’ Damang mine tailings site in Ghana

Gold Fields' Gold Fields’ Damang mine tailings facility was rehabilitated as many animals species had begun using the tailings facility supernatant pond.

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Mining With Principles by using DNA sequencing to monitor plant biodiversity in the Amazon

ICMM Member Vale has conducted inventories of plant biodiversity in Serra dos Carajás, creating a genetic reference library for the region. 

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Mining With Principles by applying the mitigation hierarchy to achieve no net loss of biodiversity 

ICMM member Orano hascommitted to integrated approaches to land-use planning and conservation at its Fanay-Augères site. 

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Mining with Principles at Wonderfontein Colliery

ICMM member Glencore is collaborating with Business for Development to explore the potential for growing wheat on rehabilitated mining land, helping facilitate a just transition.

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The Copper Mark

The Copper Mark is an assurance framework to demonstrate the copper industry’s responsible production practices and industry contribution to the United Nations SDGs.

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What is the mitigation hierarchy? Here's what you need to know

Biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate with hundreds of species becoming extinct every year, orders of magnitude above historical norms. In response, ICMM members are committed to helping c...

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What is No Net Loss, and how can it be a tool for nature positive action?

Nature is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with severe consequences to the global economy as well as wildlife. At its heart, a biodiversity No Net Loss commitment helps companies examine and un...

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What causes tailings, and what can we do to reduce their impact on nature?

While mining uses less than 0.1 per cent of the world’s land, its impact can be considerable in ecologically and culturally sensitive areas. ICMM members are committed to helping work towards a nat...

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What are wetlands, and why are they so important for the environment?

ICMM members understand that they are temporary custodians of the land on which they operate. They are committed to making as little environmental impact as possible during mining operations as wel...

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Turning the tide: Ways ICMM members are protecting aquatic wildlife

The aquatic world is suffering. Below the surface of the earth’s oceans, rivers and lakes, biodiversity and ecosystems are under unprecedented pressure from human activity. The mining and metals in...

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Nature's allies: Mining's role in protecting the environment

Minerals and metals play a crucial role in achieving the world’s sustainable development goals. ICMM members have pledged that they must be produced responsibly - the transition to green energy can...

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Nature has all the best solutions

The natural world is under threat. Species are being lost at 100-1000 times the historical rate with human activity and climate change the main drivers. As humans, when we consider how to begin to...

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Key takeaways for mining from the Global Biodiversity Framework

Nature is being lost at a staggering rate, with global species extinction rates 100-1,000 times faster than historical norms. This is not just a disaster for the richness and variety of the natural...

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How TNFD is shaping nature-positive outcomes

Nature underpins the global economy. But the natural world is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with species extinction at 100-1,000 times historical norms. Despite this, most corporations, inve...

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How the circular economy can change the world

The world’s economies have not always operated in the best interests of the environment, but today we have the power to change this, putting the natural world at the forefront of business decisions...

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Guardians of the Earth: How Indigenous Peoples can teach the world to safeguard and conserve biodiversity

For hundreds of years, Indigenous Peoples around the world have held integral roles as protectors of their surrounding territories, environment and resources. While representing less than 5 per cen...

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Green Horizons: Safeguarding areas of outstanding natural beauty

The world is full of beautiful landscapes that are under threat – and once lost, they may be gone forever. ICMM members have committed to helping create a nature positive future, halting and revers...

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eDNA: The new science behind measuring biodiversity

Biodiversity is the living pulse of our planet, from the smallest microorganism to the giants of the African savannah. It underpins the delicate balance of countless ecosystems, which are vital for...

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Discover protected natural spaces around the world

Nature and the landscapes of our world are under threat. It is more important than ever to conserve and protect what is left, and to restore what has been damaged. The Global Biodiversity Framework...

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Discover a better future for nature on a journey though South America

South America is an exceptionally vibrant part of our world, blessed with rich biodiversity, complex ecosystems and awe-inspiring landscapes. ICMM members are committed to reverse the loss of natur...

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