Intl. Council on Mining and Metals releases "Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining"

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Author: Conseil International des Mines et Métaux (ICMM)

Ce Guide de bonnes pratiques...tente d’aider les sociétés à développer leurs relations avec les peuples autochtones et leurs communautés, en décrivant les moyens par lesquels des liens efficaces peuvent être crées tout au long du cycle de vie d’un projet...Il est conçu pour aider les entreprises des mines et des métaux à comprendre les complexités culturelles, sociales, économiques et politiques associées au développement, à l’exploitation et à la fermeture de projets situés sur ou près des terres autochtones, ou qui ont des répercussions sur les communautés autochtones. Il souligne les bonnes pratiques, décrit les enjeux de l’application de ces principes au niveau opérationnel, et donne des exemples, tirés de la vie réelle, sur la manière dont certains projets miniers ont réagi devant ces enjeux.

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15 October 2010

[PDF] Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining

Author: Intl. Council on Mining and Metals

This Guide represents a key milestone on a journey that began for ICMM in 2004, when we started working to support more constructive relationships between Indigenous Peoples and mining companies...based on respect, meaningful engagement and mutual benefit. Developing implementation guidance was then set as our next task. This Guide is the outcome...[T]he Guide is...intended to...be adaptable by companies and communities to their own circumstances. The Guide is a milestone rather than an end point... [refers to BHP Billiton, Argyle Diamond Mine (part of Rio Tinto), Maruwai Coal Project (part of BHP Billiton), Anglo American, Freeport-McMoRan, PT Freeport (Freeport Indonesia, part of Freeport-McMoRan), Cerrejon Coal (joint venture of BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Xstrata), Newman Mine (part of BHP Billiton), Lihir Gold, Xstrata, Oyu Tolgoi (joint venture Rio Tinto, Ivanhoe), Teck Cominco, Boddington Gold Mine (part of Newmont), Musselwhite mine (part of Goldcorp), Red Dog (part of Teck Cominco), Raglan mine (part of Oxiana), Century mine (part of Minerals & Metals Group, which is part of China Minmetals), Diavik Diamond Mine (part of Rio Tinto), Xstrata Nickel (part of Xstrata), Rio Tinto Alcan (part of Rio Tinto), Rio Tinto Diamonds (part of Rio Tinto), Yanacocha Mine (joint venture Newmont, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura), Onça Puma Mining Project (part of Vale), Kori Chaca Gold Mine (part of Newmont), Donlin Creek mining project (joint venture NovaGold, Barrick Gold), Western Lakota Energy Services, EnCana, Los Bambas copper project (part of Xstrata), BHP Billton Iron Ore (part of BHP Billiton), Wiradjuri Condobolin, Wiradjuri Cultural Heritage, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (part of Freeport-McMoRan), Voisey’s Bay nickel mine (owned by Vale Inco NL, part of Vale), OceanaGold]

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11 October 2010

Guide on mining and Indigenous Peoples available to download

Author: Intl. Council on Mining and Metals

ICMM has released Good Practice Guide: Indigenous Peoples and Mining to help members and other mining companies navigate through the complexities associated with mining near indigenous communities. The guide aims to help companies achieve constructive relationships with Indigenous Peoples and to help ICMM members implement their commitments...It highlights good practice principles, discusses the challenges in applying these principles at the operational level and provides real-world examples of how mining projects have addressed these challenges. It also explores the cost of getting it wrong.

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