Mining finds itself at a crossroads. As the shift to cleaner forms of energy accelerates, the industry will play a key part in providing the metals and minerals that will drive the mass adoption of electric vehicles and the growth of renewable power. But in a rapidly changing world, where consumers are more demanding and investors are weighing social, environmental and governance metrics when they decide what to buy and sell, the industry, including precious metal producers will also have to tell its story better. That means changing perceptions on vital issues such as climate change and safety while articulating clearly the role mining plays in supporting and sustaining economic growth. To seize this opportunity the sector will have to embrace technology, reskill its workforce and persuade policy makers that the physical activities of mining can be done differently, while dealing with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Delivering value to all of these stakeholders will not be easy but a return to the practices of the past is not an option.
FT Commodities Mining Summit
A New Narrative for Mining
International Labour Organization
Agenda - 15th Oct
7:00pmWelcome Drinks Reception
Agenda - 16th Oct
8:00amRegistration & Networking Breakfast
Break out session - Financing the next generation of projects
The growth of passive investing presents a big challenge to mid cap and junior miners, which have traditionally relied on equity markets to fund their projects? Debt markets, private equity, and royalty companies all offer potential sources of funding but they are not for everyone. In this panel we will hear from alternative providers of capital and ask them how they approach investing in the mining sector.
Neil Hume, Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times
9:00amKeynote Address and Conversation
9:30amLeaders’ Debate: A new narrative for mining
Despite the significant contribution of mining to the world’s economy the industry’s reputation remains tarnished in many countries due to perceptions that it contributes to environmental damage and negatively impacts local communities. We ask some of the biggest names in mining how can the industry change perceptions and more clearly articulate the role its plays in supporting and sustaining economic growth in some of the poorest parts of the world.
11:00amAccess to Resources
What are the geological, geopolitical and local challenges issues facing the mining industry as it looks to develop the next generation of projects? And how does the industry balance the short term demands of shareholders with the need to invest in new projects and replace depleting resources? A group of leading executives debate the best way to progress and develop new projects.
11:45amMeet the Ministers
In many jurisdictions there are considerable obstacles to investment ranging from high royalty rates, permitting challenges to uncertain tax rules and growing requirements for local beneficiation. Ministers from resource rich countries explain their approach to regulation and tell us how the industry can better manage its relationships with policymakers, regional governments and local communities.
12:30pmLex Debate: Long or Short Mining?
Judged by traditional metrics, things are looking good for the world’s top miners. They have churned out cash, paid down debt, and lifted returns to shareholders. Yet investors seem unimpressed, at least judging by valuations. What accounts for this discrepancy? Is the under-performance connected to ESG concerns, or are big money managers finding more interesting opportunities elsewhere in the natural resources universe? We ask leading investors and analysts for the answer.
2:15pmA View from the Top
2:45pmTechnology: Mining 2.0
Compared with many other sectors, the level of technological maturity in mining is still relatively low. But is that starting to change with a much sharper focus on innovation. In this panel we will ask how the industry can think differently about the physical processes of mining, using technology to produce raw materials in a manner that is sustainable and socially acceptable. We will also examine the challenges posed by automation, particularly in developing countries where mining is a crucial source of employment. There will also be a focus on how the industry can re-skill workers and attract a new generation of digital savvy employees.
3:30pmMining, the Environment and Society
Can the mining industry really go green and what part will it play in the shift to cleaner forms of energy? These are just some of the key environmental questions facing the industry, which also has to grapple with customer demands for responsible sourcing and traceability. The shift to a more sustainable economy will also have a profound impact on the way commodities are used and force the industry to adopt a more circular approach to business, especially when it comes to dealing with water and waste.
4:45pmSafety and Governance in the Wake of Brumadinho
Last year’s deadly dam burst in Brazil has left a dark cloud over the sector. But how should the mining industry prevent another tailings disaster and promote best practice? Is a global standard really the answer and how can it be enforced? This panel will also examine the wider safety record of the sector over the past 18 months, broader governance issues and ask what can be done to address the problem of artisanal mining.
5:30pmRating the Raters
Environmental, social, and governance rating agencies are emerging as important actors in financial markets as investors seek broader measures of corporate performance in order to respond to global challenges such as climate change, responsible sourcing and human rights. But who are these new players and what criteria are they using to deliver their assessments?. We speak to some of the leading players in this fast-growing market.
6:00pmEnd of Summit
Casper N. Edmonds is the Head of the Extractives, Energy and Manufacturing Unit in the International Labour Organization, which advances decent work opportunities and labour issues in mining, oil & gas and several manufacturing industries.
Casper has for twenty years worked for the United Nations and the World Bank Group on some of the most important international development agendas of our time: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, advancing decent work, promoting inclusive and green growth, and financing sustainable business models at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
During this time he has built and managed innovative partnerships within the multilateral system and beyond, drawing on a wide-ranging network of colleagues and counterparts across the extractives, energy and manufacturing industries.
Rachael Bartels is responsible for developing the talent and offerings of function networks and programs within Accenture Strategy & Consulting. She is also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.
Prior to assuming this role in 2020, Rachael was an industry managing director within the chemicals and natural resources division. She has over 30 years of experience in consulting, specializing in leading projects in supply chain, business and operations strategy, and customer relationship management.
Rachael is passionate about harnessing new technologies and processes to drive innovation and create growth for clients, and she has been instrumental in developing new business areas for Accenture and new approaches to worker safety. With deep expertise in chemicals, mining, and energy, Rachael spends most of her time working with senior executives on transformational and disruptive change. A frequent speaker at chemical and mining industry conferences and events, Rachael has also published numerous articles on disruptions reshaping the chemical industry and the emerging opportunities for sustainable new revenue streams in the circular economy.
Rachael joined Accenture in 1988 and became a managing director in 2009. She holds a degree in politics and economics from Smith College in the Northeast United States. She is based in London.
Mark Cutifani (61) has been Chief Executive of Anglo American since April 2013. He is a member of the Board and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum, chairman of Anglo American South Africa (AASA) and chairman of De Beers. He was appointed as an independent director of Total S.A. on 26 May 2017 and The Power of Nutrition on 12 February 2018.
Having begun his career in 1976 as a trainee engineer in the Australian coal mines, Mark has since worked across six continents, 25 countries and with more than 20 commodities.
He has built a reputation based on his broad industry, technical and commercial knowledge, and is recognised as an industry innovator with a track record of building high performance teams and delivering improvements across all facets of the business.
Mark was previously CEO of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a position he held from 2007-2013. Before joining AngloGold Ashanti, Mark was COO at Vale Inco where he was responsible for Vale’s global nickel business. Prior to this he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto).
With a leadership style that puts its focus on people development, accountability and the delivery of sustainable value, Mark has placed an emphasis on developing strong shareholder, employee and stakeholder relationships.
Mark graduated from Wollongong University, New South Wales, with a BSc in Engineering and holds two honorary doctorates awarded by Wollongong and the Laurentian University in Canada.
Eduardo Bartolomeo, appointed as Vale's CEO by the Board of Directors on April 29, 2019, a position he has held since March 2, is a senior executive with solid experience in integrated bulk commodity operations, supply chain, and ‘business turnaround’. In his professional career, he has excelled in his ability to lead complex operations and establish a culture of operational excellence.
With a management style that focuses on health, safety, efficiency, and productivity, Bartolomeo applies the TQC (Total Quality Control Management) method, whose goal is to obtain results through routine management discipline.
Leading the Executive Board of Logistics Operations from 2007 to 2011, Bartolomeo developed the Vale Production System (VPS), which, together with investment in technology and professional qualification, resulted in significant gains for the company, especially for the logistics area. The purpose of VPS was to structure a single management system that could serve all business areas of Vale supported by a culture of operational excellence and engagement. Since its creation, the quality and reliability of the Vitória-Minas (EFVM, Estrada de Ferro Vitória a Minas) and Carajás (EFC, Estrada de Ferro Carajás) railroad assets have improved considerably. In 11 years, Vale's railroads have become beacons of safety and productivity.
Nicky joined ICMM in June 2017. She is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to ICMM’s work on social and economic development, including the future of work, community relations, security and human rights, tax and mineral resource governance.
Nicky has over 17 years’ experience working in sustainable development.
Before joining ICMM, Nicky spent seven years with the De Beers Group of Companies. As the Group Head of Social Performance, she strengthened social risk and management systems in mining and exploration activities in six countries, and worked with the board and executive committee across the diamond value chain on sustainability strategy, assurance, reporting and communications.
Nicky holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, a Master’s degree in Political Sociology from McGill University in Canada, and a degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford in the UK. She serves on a number of boards and advisory panels, most recently joining the board of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), an international think tank.
Tom has been CEO of ICMM since July 2015. Before that, he spent 18 years with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in the infrastructure and natural resource teams, focused mainly on mining and power projects in Africa.
From 2011, Tom was IFC’s Global Head of Mining, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of specialists responsible for IFC’s financing of mining exploration and development in emerging market countries.
Rebecca Campbell, who leads White & Case’s Global Mining & Metals Industry Group, is a mining and metals sector expert who brings an industry-focused approach to every aspect of her work. She has forged her expertise as in-house counsel at BHP and in private practice at top law firms in Australia, New York and London.
Rebecca brings her knowledge and experience to a broad range of transactions across the mining & metals sector globally, regularly taking the lead on financing, M&A/corporate, project development and restructuring transactions, as well as operational improvement and best practice projects for corporate clients. Rebecca is known for her unparalleled knowledge of the commercial, technical and political aspects of the mining and metals sector and her ability to deftly integrate these with the legal considerations on any given matter for her clients.
Rebecca has extensive experience assisting mining & metals companies and their boards in relation to business-critical risks and events, as well as in contributing to the development of industry-wide standards. She is a member of the advisory panel for the Global Tailings Review, which has been convened by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to establish an international standard for the safe management of tailings storage facilities that can be applied to all tailings dams. Rebecca is currently authoring a section of the report that will accompany the launch of the new global standard.
Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti on September 1, 2018.
Mr. Dushnisky leads the execution of AngloGold Ashanti’s strategic priorities and oversees a global portfolio of mining operations and projects in Africa, South America and Australia, along with exploration interests and investments in North America. He also leads the company’s interface with key stakeholders including shareholders, host governments, communities and organised labour.
During a sixteen-year career with Barrick Gold Corporation, Mr. Dushnisky ultimately served as President and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Barrick he held senior executive positions with a number of private and listed companies.
Mr Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Mr Dushnisky was recently named Chair of the World Gold Council. He serves on the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Council. He is a principal advisor to the Institute of Business Advisers Southern Africa and a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.
Mr. Dushnisky is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association. He is a member of the Senate and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto-based University Health Network (UHN).
Ivan Glasenberg joined Glencore in April 1984 and has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2002.
Mr Glasenberg initially spent three years working in the coal commodity department in South Africa as a marketer, before spending two years in Australia as head of the Asian coal commodity division. Between 1988 and 1989, he was based in Hong Kong as head of Glencore’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices, as well as head of coal marketing in Asia, where his responsibilities included overseeing the Asian coal marketing business of Glencore and managing the administrative functions of the Hong Kong and Beijing offices.
In January 1990, he was made responsible for the worldwide coal business of Glencore for both marketing and industrial assets, and remained in this role until he became Chief Executive Officer in January 2002.
Mr Glasenberg is a Chartered Accountant of South Africa and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand. Mr Glasenberg also holds an MBA from the University of Southern California. Before joining Glencore, Mr Glasenberg worked for five years at Levitt Kirson Chartered Accountants in South Africa.
Mike Henry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BHP on January 1, 2020. He has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry, including in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe.
Prior to being appointed CEO, Mike led BHP’s Minerals business in Australia. He has been with BHP since 2003 and has held leadership roles spanning operational, commercial, and technical. He was President Coal from 2015-2016 and President HSE, Marketing and Technology from 2013-2014.
Mike has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2011. Prior to joining BHP, Mike worked in the resources industry in Canada, Japan and Australia.
He was born in Canada, holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of British Columbia and lives in Melbourne with his wife of 30 years. He and his wife have two adult daughters who live in Canada.
Richard has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate finance adviser to companies in the Metals & Mining sector. Before joining Standard Chartered in August 2018, Richard was Regional Head of RBC Capital Markets Metals & Mining Group based in London where he spent 13 years advising clients on M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to RBC, Richard worked for 8 years at Flemings/JPMorgan in London, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Richard was also one of the founders of Hatch Corporate Finance in 2003. Richard has extensive advisory experience with large to mid-cap clients including Glencore, ArcelorMittal, Barrick, First Quantum and Orion Mine Finance.
Jean-Sébastien Jacques was appointed Rio Tinto chief executive in July 2016. He is also a director on the Rio Tinto board.
Mr Jacques was born in France in 1971. He joined Rio Tinto in October 2011 as the president, International Operations for the Copper group, where he led a senior team and managed interests in the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa, Northparkes Mines in Australia, Kennecott Eagle Minerals in Michigan, Pebble Mine in Alaska and Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Mr Jacques was appointed to Rio Tinto’s Executive Committee in February 2013 when he was made chief executive of the Copper group. In February 2015 he also assumed responsibility for the company’s coal assets in his expanded role as chief executive of Copper & Coal, leading a business with nine international operations and two growth projects. Mr Jacques led the transformation of the Copper & Coal group, delivering a step- change in both safety and cash performance whilst re-shaping the portfolio to focus on a core of the highest quality assets. He also had responsibility for two growth projects, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and Resolution in the USA, both of which saw significant progress during his tenure in that role.
Some of the key achievements under Mr Jacques’ leadership of the Copper & Coal group were the delivery of the first shipment from the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, divestment of the Palabora, Northparkes, Eagle and Bengalla mines and the withdrawal from the Pebble project in the USA.
The signing of the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan in May 2015 which paved the way for the further development of the Oyu Tolgoi mine is testament to Mr Jacques’ commitment to establishing and maintaining strong external relationships. His leadership in negotiations with the Government of Mongolia demonstrated a commitment to finding solutions that deliver long-term benefits for all parties. In addition to providing country leadership for Rio Tinto in Mongolia, Mr Jacques had responsibility for leading the company’s engagement in Indonesia, Chile, PNG and Peru.
He is also highly respected for his thought leadership across a wide range of geopolitical and economic issues within the mining industry and more broadly. Mr Jacques has been chairman of the International Copper Association since late 2014.
Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mr Jacques spent more than 15 years working in various roles across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US. He covered a wide range of operational and functional positions for the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries and more significantly, served as group director, Strategy for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011.
Mr Jacques lives in London with his family and holds a Master of Science from École Centrale Paris.
Abdoulaye MAGASSOUBA, 43 was appointed Minister of Mines and Geology of the Republic of Guinea in January 2016. He is an economist with an extensive experience in key sectors of the Guinean economy including mining, energy and agriculture. He previously served as Advisor/Head of the Delivery unit at the Presidency of the Republic of Guinea from March 2013 to December 2015, where he was in charge of overseeing the implementation of National Priority Projects.
Before becoming a public servant, Mr. Magassouba worked as a Senior Auditor in the private sector for over 15 years. He served as Director for KPGM and Independent Consultant for SCADES. He has expertise in auditing, project design and implementation. He worked on the design and implementation of several projects and programs funded by multilateral donors, as regards to health, institutional capacity building and decentralization. He has been involved in the audit of various industries including mining, insurance, telecommunications, electricity, microfinance, trade and industry. Mr. Magassouba has undertaken frequent missions for several international organizations such as UNAIDS, the International Trade Center of the United Nations, the African Development Bank and International Expertise France. He also worked as a teaching & research assistant at the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, USA.
Mr. Magassouba completed a Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, with a Fulbright scholarship from the US government. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management.
Arun Narayanan was appointed as the Chief Data Officer of Anglo American in 2018.
In this role, Arun is responsible for shaping and leading the implementation of Anglo American’s data analytics strategy. The Data Analytics group is part of Anglo American’s innovative approach to sustainable mining, helping to shape the future of Anglo American and potentially change, for the better, how the entire mining industry operates.
Arun leads the team that develops the industry-first VOXEL platform which implements digital transformation for mining. This platform uses data science to improve operational efficiencies and output of Anglo American, which in turn will helps deliver towards the profitability of the company, increases the safety of operations and reduces any environmental impact.
Previously, Arun was with Schlumberger for more than 21 years, focused on building and executing the best-in-class software for the oil and gas market. His final role there was VP E&P Data, Schlumberger Software, responsible for defining and building the industry's first E&P data lake encompassing exploration, development & production.
Arun joined Schlumberger in 1997 and has been instrumental in developing the software landscape of oil and gas software. Arun led the team that developed the oil-industry’s first cloud-based offering - INTERSECT in the Cloud, which led to the development of the transformative end-to-end DELFI platform. Arun held various technical and management positions within Schlumberger in the US and in Asia. He has, in the past, been responsible for product design, development, and marketing. He also was the general manager for the software businesses in India and Malaysia.
Arun holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, and MBA’s from both the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin
Tom Palmer became President and Chief Executive and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont effective October 1, 2019. He served as President since June 2019 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2018 until June 2019. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2016. Mr. Palmer was elected Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific in February 2015 after serving as Senior Vice President, Indonesia since March 2014.
Prior to joining Newmont, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Pilbara Mines at Rio Tinto Iron Ore. Over a 20-year career with Rio Tinto, Mr. Palmer worked in a variety of roles across a number of commodities, including General Manager, Technology for the Bauxite and Alumina business; General Manager, Operations at Hail Creek coal mine; and General Manager, Asset Management at Palabora Mining Company in South Africa. Mr. Palmer brings extensive experience leading teams and delivering production while implementing safety culture programs and improving diversity. He earned a Master of Engineering Science degree and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Nick co-ordinates Legal & General Investment Management’s research into the investment implications of climate change and the energy transition. Alongside his research activities, he also manages a portfolio focused on the energy transition. Prior to joining LGIM, Nick worked for Standard Life Investments as an Investment Director in their Asia and Global Emerging Markets team.
Henry Steel is portfolio manager of the Odey Concentrated Natural Resources Fund – a market neutral equity-long short strategy, launched in Mar-2019, with a specific focus on the Natural Resources sector, broadly defined as mining, oil, gas, power, building materials and paper & packaging.
The strategy takes high conviction positions in companies and seeks to hedge out underlying commodity price risk as well as wider equity market risk. It looks to generate alpha via a concentrated book of equities, long and short, capitalising on Henry’s extensive knowledge of the sector.
Henry joined Odey Asset Management in 2015 as an analyst covering mining, oil, gas, power and other utilities. After graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Management from Oxford University in 2011, he worked at Rio Tinto for over three years in the roles of Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and as a special advisor to the Head of Corporate Development. He completed the Masters in Finance programme at London Business School in 2015 and has also worked at Marathon Asset Management and GLG Partners as an analyst.
The Right Reverend David Urquhart
Bishop David became Anglican Bishop of Birmingham in 2006 and has an equal focus on the church and the wider world.
After 10 years of commercial management with BP and theological study at Oxford, he served as a parish priest in Hull and Coventry and as Bishop of Birkenhead.
He is actively involved with social cohesion, economic justice, and education. He co-ordinated Birmingham’s Social Inclusion Process 2010–2015, chaired the University of Birmingham’s Wealth Distribution Commission in 2013 and was Vice-Chair of the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre Board 2010-2019.
Bishop David also has a significant interest in global politics and international relations. Chair of the Church Mission Society from 1993 to 2008, he maintains close links with DR Congo, Uganda and Malawi. He is currently engaged in global Mining Justice with a focus on South Africa.
He is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Envoy to China, a Church Commissioner, and Prelate to the Order of St Michael and St George. He has been a member of the UK Banking Standards Board since 2015 and is a governor at Rugby School. As a member of the House of Lords, where he is Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, he comments regularly on finance, business and the constitution. He is Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth.
For recreation he walks the Scottish hills, reads history, and rides a motorbike. He is also a member of the British Deer Society and plays Rugby Fives.
Who Will Attend?
FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe and the inaugural FT Commodities Mining Summit is no exception.
The FT Commodities Mining Summit is attended by:
C-Suite, VP and Directors
Head of Mining
Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC)
Market Risk Analysts
Heads of Commodity Procurement
Presented By (1)
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
Lead Sponsors (4)
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world – safely, responsibly and sustainably.
As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate, and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.
BHP is a world-leading resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 72,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. We aim to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets to create long term value and high returns. We are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. We also have substantial interests in oil, gas, nickel and energy coal.
Associate Sponsors (2)
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
Supporting Partners (2)
ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry. Bringing together 27 mining and metals companies and 36 regional and commodity associations, we strengthen environmental and social performance. We serve as a catalyst for change; enhancing mining’s contribution to society. Every ICMM company member adheres to our Mining Principles, which incorporates comprehensive environmental, social and governance requirements, robust site-level validation of performance expectations and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports.
Founded in 2006, Women in Mining (WIM) is a non-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining industry. Membership is free to both women and men across the industry.
WIM advocates and speaks for women in the mining sector, informing industry participants and decision-makers of the challenges and opportunities women are finding in pursuing careers in the industry.
Through its partnerships with leading mining companies and consultancy groups, WIM provides thought leadership and analysis on the business case for diversity, inclusion and the economic advancement of women in the sector.
WIM offers a strong international network to progress professional goals, enabling our members to exchange ideas and create connections both locally and globally through our affiliations with other WIM groups worldwide.
WIM provides its membership with visibility on the conference circuit, working with leading event organisers to ensure diversity of speakers and experts.
Through our work with universities and other organisations, WIM promotes the role of women in the mining industry and externally raises awareness of mining as a career choice for women.
WIM celebrates female success stories with its “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” publications.