The ICMM Mining Principles define good governance, social and environmental requirements for the mining and metals industry.

Based on members' values, the ICMM Mining Principles define the improved governance, social and environmental best practices requirements for the mining and metallurgical industry. 

Ethical business
Apply ethical business practices and sound systems of corporate governance and transparency to support sustainable development.
Decision Making
Integrate sustainable development in corporate strategy and decision-making processes.
Human rights
Respect human rights and the interests, cultures, customs and values of employees and communities affected by our activities.
Risk management
Implement effective risk-management strategies and systems based on sound science, and which account for stakeholder perceptions of risk.
Health and Safety
Pursue continual improvement in the health and safety performance with the ultimate goal of zero harm.
Environmental Performance
Pursue continual improvement in environmental performance issues, such as water stewardship, energy use and climate change.
Conservation of Biodiversity
Contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and integrated approaches to land-use planning.
Responsible Production
Facilitate and support the knowledge-base and systems for responsible design, use, re-use, recycling and disposal of products containing metals and minerals.
Social Performance
Pursue continual improvement in social performance and contribute to the social, economic and institutional development of host countries and communities.
Stakeholder Engagement
Proactively engage key stakeholders on sustainable development challenges and opportunities in an open and transparent manner, effectively report and independently verify progress and performance.



  • International Council on Mining and Metals
  • International Zinc Association
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • Mining Progress Initiative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


  • Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía (SNMPE)
  • Procobre
  • Cámara de Comercio Peruano Australiana
  • Cámara de Comercio Peruano China
  • Cámara de Comercio de Apurímac