International Council on Mining and Metals

Barrick updates its evolving emissions reduction target

“Our aim is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, achieved primarily through greenhouse gas reductions and offsets."
Tailings safety

Global Tailings Review launches public consultation

Bruno Oberle, Chair of the Global Tailings Review, has launched a public consultation on the draft Global Tailings Standard.
ICMM safety

Collaborative initiative to develop cleaner, safer vehicles

Several stakeholders have been working diligently on an ambitious plan to accelerate the innovative development of a new generation of mine vehicles.
Tailings safety

Majors support transparency of tailings storage facilities

Mining majors respond to the international requests for information and transparency on their tailings storage facilities.

ICMM releases 2018 safety data of company members

The ICMM 2018 safety data report records 50 fatalities in 2018. This was a decrease from 51 fatalities in 2017 and 63 fatalities in 2016.

More than 100 perish in Brumadinho with hundreds more missing

The 2015 collapse of the Bento Rodrigues iron ore dam was a disaster. The Brumadinho dam collapse has now surpassed the previous level of destruction.

Mines & vehicle OEMs join forces to develop cleaner, safer vehicles

The International Council on Mining and Metals, or ICMM, together with leading suppliers have announced an ambitious plan to make mining vehicles cleaner and safer.

Community approval critical for mining projects

Failure to obtain approval by a community can prove to be costly for miners. However, being connected to the project they are more likely to support it.

Mining a key driver in low to middle income economies

ICCM has found that many of the world’s poorest countries have become more dependent on their income from mining, despite falls in commodity prices.

South Africa’s woeful safety stats highlighted by ICMM report

The ICMM report examines incidents by country and has found that 25 fatalities occurred in South Africa, four in Peru and three in Chile and the USA during 2017. The fatality frequency rate in Africa was 0.040 per million hours worked, 0.031 in Europe, 0.019 in the Americas and 0.013 in Oceania.

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