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Online library of good practice in mining and metals launched

15/12/2004

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An online library for all those working to improve the sustainable development performance of the mining and metals sector was recently launched.

The Mining and Metals Sector Good Practice website at http://www.goodpracticemining.org contains nearly 350 items, among them good practice guidelines, standards, case studies and legislation.

Users can retrieve information on a wide range of topics, including:
- prospecting, mining and mine closures
- metals use, processing and fabrication
- biodiversity, regulation, human rights, community issues, risk management, reporting, health and safety, and materials stewardship
- small-scale artisanal mining.

A brief abstract for each entry helps visitors to browse the contents.

Developed by the International Council on Mining and Metals in partnership with the UK's Department for International Development, the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the UN Environment Programme, the library is a resource for individuals and organizations implementing good practice in mining and metals operations around the world. It will be particularly useful for designers, operators and regulators of mining and metals facilities.

New additions to the library, whether online documents or web links, will be assessed by an advisory panel of experts from each partner organization.

The Mining Good Practice website is at http://www.goodpracticemining.org


*** The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is a CEO-led organization dedicated to sustainable development. ICMM comprises 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 and to the responsible production of the mineral and metal resources society needs. ICMM's vision is a viable mining, minerals and metals industry that is widely recognized as essential for modern living and a key contributor to sustainable development. For more information, please visit http://www.icmm.com   ***


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