This publication aims to:
• Outline the various elements of the SD Framework relating to human rights (in addition to a core set of 10 Principles, the Framework also comprises a number of ICMM Position Statements and detailed reporting and assurance requirements 1);
• Highlight key pressure points of relevance to business and human rights, as well as some relevant external tools and initiatives; and
• Briefly document approaches to dealing with human rights issues adopted by a number of ICMM members in order to facilitate the spread of good practice. The main audience for the guidance is ICMM’s members and other interested companies in the mining industry.
ICMM’s overall work on human rights, however, has also involved significant external engagement. For example,
ICMM has made three submissions to John Ruggie2, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (SRSG). The second of these included a commitment that “ICMM members will continue to advance industry good practice on human rights” and also that ICMM would support “sharing and adoption of best practices on human rights-related issues across its members”. This publication also aims
to help deliver on this commitment.