ICMM’s ten sustainable development principles

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) was founded in 2001 to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry.

P1 Implement and maintain ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance.

P2 Integrate sustainable development considerations within the corporate decision-making process.

 P3 Uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures, customs and values in dealings with employees and others who are affected by our activities.

P4 Implement risk management strategies based on valid data and sound science.

P5 Seek continual improvement with regard to health and safety performance.

P6 Seek continual improvement of our environmental performance.

P7 Contribute to conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land use planning.

P8 Facilitate and encourage responsible product design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of our products.

P9 Contribute to the social economic and institutional development of the communities in which we operate.

P10 Implement effective and transparent engagement, communication and independently verified reporting arrangements with our stakeholders.