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  • New commitment to water stewardship January 2017

    With more than 1.2 billion people living in areas of water scarcity and natural habitats under increasing threat, ICMM recognises that industry can play an important role in tackling this global issue.

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  • Achieving gender balance by 2025 December 2016

    The aspiration to achieve gender balance by 2025 will be challenging, however we are committed to a cultural change that will enable us to be more inclusive of difference.

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  • Miners go green in hunt for cost efficiencies, using November 2016

    Mining companies are digging into renewable energy as a way to reduce costs and offset the impact of volatile conventional fuel prices as the world shifts to a low-carbon economy.s.

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  • BHP Billiton aims for 50% female workforce by 2025 October 2016

    Chief executive unveils plan on eve of annual meeting saying diversity would make the mining business more accountable.

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  • Renewable energy, electric cars to boost copper demand November 2016

    "Renewable energy resources require four to 12-times as much copper as traditional fossil fuel-based power generation," said Jean-Sebastien Jacques, chief executive of global mining group Rio Tinto, a major copper...

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  • Climate Action spoke with the International Copper November 2016

    Copper is the best (non-precious) conductor of heat and electricity, so it is critical to energy efficiency, renewables, electric vehicles, etc.

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  • Kennecott may soon get into recycling business November 2016

    “Kennecott has one of only three smelters in the United States, and with the U.S. Department of Energy's help the mining company hopes they can capture and recycle some of the electronic waste that's currently...

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  • New measures to manage tailings dams December 2016

    The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) announced a new agreement that will bind its 23 member companies to further improve the management of mine tailings throughout their global operations.

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