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Social performance

Social performance is the outcome of a company’s engagement, activities and commitments that can directly and indirectly impact stakeholders or affect the quality of its relationships with them. Achieving excellence in social performance requires strong leadership, integrated management systems, and the capability and culture to identify, address and report social risks and impacts.

Social performance management aims to:

Critical to a mining and metals company’s social performance is how well a company fulfils its commitments, interactions and activities as they relate to local communities. Broader societal aspects include revenue and contract transparency, mineral resource governance, and engagement with partners across the value chain on social risks.

Focus areas

Mining's contribution

The mining and metals industry can contribute significantly to national economies and host communities in countries in which metals and minerals are found.

Managing risks and impacts

Managing the social risks and impacts of mining prevents negative effects on people and communities, and catalyses social and economic development.

Human rights

Respect for human rights is a key aspect of sustainable development and a baseline expectation of all our members.

Continuous improvement

Excellence in social performance requires demonstration of strong leadership, integration of management systems, and continual improvement in the management of social risks, impacts and benefits.

Skills for our Common Future initiative

Building the skills that support communities to be more resilient, better able to participate in economic opportunities, and navigate and prosper through change.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Supporting the flow of information and good practice on member responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICMM's Mining Principles

Supporting global goals