ICMM's Water stewardship framework outlines a common industry approach for what is a complex and locally-defined issue.
Water is one of the most significant issues facing the mining and metals industry and is a critical resource not only for all our members' operations but also for other industries, communities and the natural environment. Water stewardship requires a management approach based on finding solutions that work for the business and those other water users.
ICMM's Water stewardship framework is built around four key elements:
1. be transparent and accountable
2. engage proactively and inclusively
3. adopt a catchment-based approach
4. effective water resource management.