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External Initiatives

Added to our policies are external standards and initiatives in which we participate. Taken collectively, this set of internal and external commitments form the operational boundaries for working toward sustainable development. External standards and initiatives that influence our sustainable development programs are presented in the table below.

External Standards and Initiatives

  • Business for Social Responsibility
    We participate in the Business for Social Responsibility’s multi-industry human rights working group.
  • CDP
    We have participated in the CDP since reporting year 2006 and CDP Water Disclosure since 2010.
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)*
    We endorse the EITI and participate in country-level implementation where we have operations.
  • Fund for Peace Security, Rights and Development Roundtable
    We participate in the Fund for Peace Security, Rights and Development Roundtable as part of continual improvements to our human rights programs.
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
    We have reported according to the GRI guidelines since the 2005 reporting period.
  • ICMM (Sustainable Development Framework)*
    We have been an active member of ICMM since it was established in 2001.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001
    Our mining operations maintain Environmental Management Systems certified to ISO 14001 standards.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001
    All mining and metals operations have achieved accredited OHSAS 18001 certifications of their health and safety management systems.
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
    We are integrating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into our existing human rights program.
  • Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights*
    We have been an active member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights since it was first established in 2000.
  • Wildlife Habitat Council*
    We have been a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) since 2006 and have 19 conservation and education based programs across the mining portfolio that are certified through WHC’s Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning programs.
* Indicates direct employee participation in committees or governance bodies and/or company funding in addition to membership   dues.

Industry Associations
We actively participate in associations at international, national, regional and local levels. Many of these organizations (examples listed below) have sustainability-related programs or initiatives. We maintain membership in these organizations and directly participate in committees or governance bodies and/or provide funding in addition to membership dues.

 Organization

 Website

Business for Social Responsibility

www.bsr.org

Business Roundtable

www.businessroundtable.org

Consejo Minero

www.consejominero.cl

Corporate Council on Africa

www.africacncl.org

Eurometaux

www.eurometaux.org

European Copper Institute

www.eurocopper.org

Indonesian Mining Association

www.ima-api.com

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

www.icmm.com

International Molybdenum Association (IMOA)

www.imoa.info

National Mining Association

www.nma.org

Sociedad nacional de Minería (SONAMI)

www.sonami.cl

The Cobalt Development Institute (CDI)

www.thecdi.com



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