Responsibly produced minerals and metals play a critical role in meeting global development goals, but this cannot be at the expense of nature.

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Supporting a Nature Positive Future

The mining industry owes nature for its very existence.

At a time when the health of our natural world is at risk but demand for critical minerals is on the rise, ICMM members are committed to balancing their dual roles of beneficiary and custodian to help forge a nature positive future.

Guided by the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and shaped by experts and leaders from across industry, civil society, Indigenous Peoples groups and finance, ICMM’s Nature: Position Statement signifies a collective promise to contribute to a nature positive future across our areas of influence. 

The Commitments

Taking urgent action to halt and reverse nature loss is vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and reaching global decarbonisation targets. ICMM members commit to contributing to a nature positive future by:

We’re Solution-Agnostic

From protecting rainforest in the Amazon to creating wetlands in Ghana and tackling invasive species in Australia, our members are working to make sure that their nature actions are the most appropriate for each landscape, catchment area and community.

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Marking the Commitment

To mark the launch of our Nature Position Statement we commissioned a metalwork sculpture of a flamingo. Built from a mix of reclaimed metals, the sculpture serves as a permanent reminder of the urgency and ambition that sit behind members' commitments.

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