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New ICMM Publication - ICMM Annual Review Released


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A year of 'significant progress' on sustainability matters has been recorded by the International Council on Mining and Metals in its newly published annual review.

The review, covering 2004, presents the business-led organization’s key achievements and sets out how its members have been implementing sustainable development principles.

Among the highlights of 2004 outlined in the report are:

- the production of a mining and metals sector sustainability reporting supplement in conjunction with the Global Reporting Initiative
- significant progress on two programmes – the Resource Endowment initiative and the Community Development Tools project – that aim to enhance ICMM members’ social and economic contributions to the countries in which they operate
- strengthening ICMM’s collaboration with stakeholders through dialogue on biodiversity with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and partnerships with the International Commission on Large Dams, the International Labour Organization, and the international trade union movement, ICEM
- the launch of a website on good practice in mining with the UN agencies Unep and UNCTAD, and the UK Department for International Development, at

The ICMM Annual Review 2004 is available at

Hard copies of the review can be requested from

The ICMM is a CEO-led body of many of the world's leading mining and metals companies as well as regional, national and commodity associations, all of which are committed to improving their sustainable development performance. If you would like to receive more information about the ICMM, please visit

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