Pittsburgh aluminium pioneer Alcoa Corporation has been selected for membership in the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) according to a press release issued by the firm on Thursday.
According to ICMM, Alcoa passed a rigorous and independent assessment process to qualify for membership. The assessment process assured the Council that Alcoa adheres to the ICMM’s Sustainable Development Framework as well as ICMM’s 10 Principles. With this assurance in hand, ICMM’s Council of CEOs voted in favor of admitting Alcoa as its 27th company member in a meeting last month in London.
Alcoa President and Chief Executive Officer Roy Harvey said membership in ICMM will allow it to enhance its production process in a sustainable manner.
“Our membership in ICMM gives us an opportunity to learn, define and share best-in-class mining practices through a common set of international standards. Alcoa is focused on delivering value through our strategic priorities, which includes a focus on advancing sustainably, and we are working to leverage our extensive experience to win in an evolving marketplace that will demand sustainably and responsibly produced materials.”
Tom Butler, CEO of ICMM, noted Alcoa’s importance to the global aluminium trade and what its membership means to the Council.
“I am delighted to welcome Alcoa to the International Council on Mining and Metals. Alcoa was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as an Aluminium Industry leader, and we look forward to learning from its significant sustainability experience, particularly in the area of biodiversity.”
Dedicated to a safe, fair, and sustainable mining and metals industry, ICMM is a group of 27 mining and minerals firms and 36 regional and commodities associations. ICMM’s mission is to act as a catalyst for change, including the enhancement of mining’s societal contribution and the strengthening of the sector’s social and environmental performance.