ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Bringing together 26 mining and metals companies and 35 regional and commodities associations, we support mining with principles to sustainably manage the natural resources of our planet and enhance the wellbeing of local communities. Every ICMM company member adheres to our Sustainable Development Framework, comprising 10 Principles covering 38 performance expectations, and 8 Position Statements on issues relating to sustainable development.

“ICMM CEOs have committed to creating a step change for the industry in the safety of tailings facilities by developing a recognised international standard for member companies. The standard will be based on best practices to ensure that tailings facility risks are managed appropriately, consistently, and transparently. While the standard would become a member commitment, ICMM will encourage others to join us in advocating for it to be adopted more broadly.”

Tom Butler, Chief Executive: ICMM

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

“UN Environment is pleased to join forces with ICMM and PRI on a review of practices to establish an international standard for the mining industry on safer tailings dams in the larger public interest of a healthy environment and healthy people.”

Ligia Noronha, Director (Economy Division): UNEP

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of ESG factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate, and ultimately, of the environment and society as a whole.

“Alongside our investor representatives – the Swedish Council of Ethics and the Church of England Pensions Board – the PRI is very pleased with the appointment of Professor Oberle to chair the independent mail tailings review. The Professor’s experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset in this role, and we hope to see robust investor engagement around an international standard for the safe management of tailings storage facilities in the near future.”

Fiona Reynolds, CEO: PRI