What is the ICMM?
The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICCM) is an agent for change and continual improvement on issues relating to mining and sustainable development, and was established to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry.
They engage with a broad range of stakeholders, ranging from governments, international organizations, communities and indigenous peoples, civil society and academia, in order to build meaningful relationships. Their vision is to be one of leading companies working together and with others to strengthen the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.
Why is water reporting important?
Globally, there is a clear call for greater transparency and disclosure on water use and management from all those who use it. This is especially true for the mining and metals industry considering its high water dependency and potential to impact water resources.
ICMM recognises that the mining and metals industry needs to do more to meet these disclosure expectations, on aspects such as ensuring comparability among companies within the sector, data on wastewater discharge and recycling, and providing a more comprehensive picture of the risks and opportunities for the industry.
The ICMM guide on water reporting
In response, ICMM has developed the Practical Guide to Consistent Water Reporting, to support the industry in making consistent, transparent and material water reports, based on key elements of existing disclosure and accounting systems.
This guide is focussed on:
- defining an appropriate set of standardised water reporting metrics for the mining and metals industry
- outlining the minimum disclosure standard for member companies, which sets a transparent benchmark for the industry
- providing practical guidance around preparing corporate water summaries and meeting the minimum disclosure standard
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