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International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
Lead Organization Name
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
  • Policy
  • Standards
  • Toolkit
  • Good Practice
  • Capacity Building
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Mining
Lead by
  • Industry

ICMM serves as an agent for change and continual improvement on issues relating to mining and sustainable development. It requires member companies to make a public commitment to improve their sustainability performance and report against their progress on an annual basis. In addition, it engages with a broad range of stakeholders � governments, international organizations, communities and indigenous peoples, civil society and academia � to build strategic partnerships.

Our work program on Social and Economic Development includes a focus on Mining: Partnerships for Development (, Indigenous Peoples and human rights ( objectives of MPD are threefold:

i) demonstrate the full economic and social contribution of mining to a host country at the national and local levels;

ii) bring all stakeholders in-country together to discuss and debate the evidence, and to identify further actions that could enhance the economic and social contribution of mining, particularly at a sub national level; &

iii) agree a multi-stakeholder owned platform for action.

Value Chain Focus
  • Sector Organisation and Institutions
    • Fiscal Design and Administration
      • Revenue Management and Distribution
        • Sustainable Development
          Have a mix of stakeholders such as public, private and civil society sectors contributed to the design of the initiative?
          Geographical Focus
          • Global
          In-country work
          Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lao, Peru, Tanzania, Zambia
          Who is it for?
          industrial extractives companies, small-scale extractives companies, host country national governments, host country local governments, local civil society, international civil society
          How does the initiative try to reach its objective?

          ICMM believes that the collaboration of industry leaders can catalyze sustainable industry performance. We are governed by a Council of the chief executives from all of our member companies as well as two representatives from member associations. ICMM�s Council sets strategic direction, determines priorities, and decides on policy.

          Our MPD work is focused on encouraging multi-stakeholder partnerships across six themes: mining and poverty reduction, mining and revenue management, mining and regional development planning, mining and local content, mining and social investment, and mining and disputes resolution. The initiative is based on the finding that mining's contribution to development can be further enhanced if there is stronger collaboration between companies, government, local communities and development agencies - particularly at the local level.