Position Statements

Since 2003, Position Statements have been developed to clearly articulate member commitments on a number of critical industry challenges.

Position Statements are endorsed by the ICMM Council and include specific commitments that members must implement, alongside the Performance Expectations.

Mineral revenues (2021)

Promoting revenue transparency to enhance governance, combat corruption and foster sustainable growth.

Position Statement

Climate change (2021)

Responding to the urgent need for action on climate change though actions to reduce emissions and enhance resilience.

Position Statement

Water stewardship (2017)

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

Position Statement

Tailings governance (2016)

Enhancing focus on the key governance elements necessary for maintaining the integrity of tailings facilities.

Position Statement

Indigenous Peoples (2013)

Building positive relationships between mining companies and Indigenous Peoples through respect, meaningful engagement and mutual benefit.

Position Statement

Partnerships for development (2010)

Ensuring that investments enhance social and economic development through partnerships.

Position Statement

Mercury risk management (2009)

Promoting the responsible management of mercury across the value chain.

Position Statement

Protected areas (2003)

Respecting designated protected areas and addressing impacts on biodiversity to pursue no-net-loss.

Position Statement

Assurance and validation

Assurance and validation processes reinforce our members' commitment to transparency, and ensure the credibility of reported progress on social and environmental performance.

Learn more