Respecting legally designated protected areas and not exploring or mining in UNESCO World Heritage sites. Achieving no net loss of biodiversity by closure against a 2020 baseline.
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.
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:
Partnering with suppliers and customers to take collaborative action to reduce nature-related risk.
Partnering with local stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and communities, to support and enhance healthy, resilient ecosystems in the landscapes surrounding operations.
Collaborating to find solutions to industry-wide nature challenges and to create the enabling conditions for broader nature positive change and transformation.
Governance and Transparency
Embedding nature considerations into business decision-making and reporting on nature-related impacts, dependencies, risks and opportunities.
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.
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.