Resources

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

Mining with Principles: America’s story

America had the drive and the dream, then Freeport-McMoran helped her get the skills to make that vision a reality.

Case Studies

The ‘circular economy’ in mining and metals

An idea that’s gaining traction is that of the ‘circular economy’. Three of ICMM’s member companies based in Japan have taken steps to embed a circular economy approach in their operations.

Case Studies

Water sustainability in action

The commitment of ICMM’s members to water stewardship has seen numerous projects around the globe adopting a catchment-based approach. Here are just a few of the success stories.

Case Studies

Climate change – meeting a critical global challenge

Climate change is undoubtedly the biggest environmental challenge facing us all. We’re highlighting just a few of the many projects undertaken by ICMM members around the world.

Case Studies

Conserving biodiversity

Mining and metals and environmental conservation can co-exist – when companies mitigate the impact of their activities. Here are a few success stories from ICMM's members.

Case Studies

Partnering for sustainable development

Developing strong partnerships with host communities is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Here are a few success stories from ICMM's members.

Case Studies

Inclusive economic opportunities

The mining and metals industry has enormous potential to accelerate community development by acting as a catalyst for economic and social change. Here are a few success stories from ICMM's members.

Case Studies

Community development

Community development is the process of increasing the strength and resilience of communities, improving people’s quality of life and wellbeing. Here are a few success stories from ICMM's members.

Case Studies

Company-Community Relations: Training Materials

A series of training materials based on key concepts from our suite of guidance to assist companies in developing mutually supportive and resilient company-community relationships.

Guidance & toolkits

Benchmarking Safety Data: Progress of ICMM Company Members (2016)

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

Annual Report, 2016

Read our Annual Report for 2016.

Organisational communications

Shared Water, Shared Responsibility, Shared Approach: Water in the Mining Sector

Shares some of the practical challenges, successes and lessons learned from companies and local partners who have worked to tackle shared water risks and develop shared opportunities.

Research & briefings

Water Stewardship: Position Statement

Promoting the use of water in ways that are socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial.

Organisational communications

Good Practice Guidance on Occupational Health Risk Assessment

Provides a practical tool to assist companies in protecting the health and wellbeing of their workforce via the implementation of occupational health risk assessments (HRAs).

Guidance & toolkits

Review of Tailings Management Guidelines and Recommendations for Improvement

A review of corporate-level tailings storage facility management across the ICMM membership, including standards, guidelines and risk controls, governance and emergency preparedness.

Research & briefings

Tailings Governance Framework: Position Statement

Enhancing focus on the key governance elements necessary for maintaining the integrity of tailings storage facilities (TSFs).

Organisational communications

Role of Mining in National Economies: Mining Contribution Index (3rd Edition)

This edition shows the significant contribution of mining and metals to national economies and provides an update to ICMM's Mining Contribution Index.

Research & briefings

Benchmarking Safety Data: Progress of ICMM Company Members (2015)

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

Annual Report, 2015

Read our Annual Report for 2015.

Organisational communications

Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons Learned

Providing practical insights based on real experience on how resettlement activities can be done well – avoiding harm to communities and positively contributing to development.

Guidance & toolkits