Primary Functions:

  • Sets out ICMM members’ approach to water stewardship
  • Elucidates key principles for water stewardship in the context of mining and metals

Purpose: Provide sector-specific support
Scope: Corporate
Type: Discussion Paper
Sectors: Metals & mining

Resource Overview:

This position statement sets out ICMM members’ approach to water stewardship. Water stewardship is the use of water in ways that are socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial. Effective stewardship requires collaboration and concerted action from all parties, including government, civil society, business and local communities through inclusive stakeholder engagement.

The commitments in this position statement require members to:

  • Apply strong and transparent water governance
  • Manage water at operations effectively
  • Collaborate to achieve responsible and sustainable water use

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Developed by: International Council on Mining and Metals