Planning for Integrated Mine Closure: Toolkit

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) | Document | 2008

This document presents an Integrated Mine Closure Planning Toolkit for the mining and metals sector. The toolkit is intended to be used to promote a more disciplined approach to integrated closure planning and to increase the uniformity of good practices across the sector. The concepts apply equally...


Responsible Mining Index 2018

The Responsible Mining Foundation | Document | 2018

The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) supports the principle that minerals and metals mining should benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries, while also benefiting mining companies in a fair and viable way. With this in mind, the goal of ...


European Union Regulation on supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

European Union | Document | 2017

This document is the European Union’s 2017 Regulation No. 871 on supply chain due diligence obligations for importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The regulation establishes a European Union system for supply chain due di...


Conflict-Free Gold Standard

World Gold Council | Document | 2012

The Standard has been developed to establish a common approach by which gold producers can assess and provide assurance that their gold has been extracted in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of internati...


Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector

Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Shift, and the University of Queensland | Document | 2014

This report is the first to systematically evaluate both confidential and publicly available data of the costs of company-community conflict on a large scale, drawing as it does on 45 confidential interviews with leading practitioners and 50 public cases of sustained company-community conflict. It b...


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | Document | 2017

The “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector” guide provides practical guidance to mining, oil and gas enterprises in addressing the challenges related to stakeholder engagement. This guidance is part of the work the Organisation for Economic Co-ope...


Global mercury supply, trade and demand

UN Environment | Document | 2017

A response by the world’s nations to the abundant evidence of the negative effects of mercury pollution on human health and the environment, the Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force on 16 August 2017. The Convention includes provisions to control the supply, trade and use of mercury...


Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | Document | 2012

The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in ...


The Minamata Convention on Mercury

UN Environment | Document | 2017

The objective of this Convention is to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds.


Human Rights Due Diligence Process: A Practical Guide to Implementation for Oil and Gas Companies

IPIECA | Document | 2012

The purpose of this guide is to assist oil and gas companies in implementing a due diligence process for human rights. This can be an essential part of a company’s overall risk management strategy, especially in countries where human rights issues may be more prevalent.


Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

World Bank | Document | 2018

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in ...


Oil and Gas Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Shift and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) | Document | 2013

This Guide applies the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“Guiding Principles”) to the specific context of the oil and gas (“O&G”) sector. Recognising that each company is different, it is intended to help O&G companies “translate” respect for human rights into their own systems ...


OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | Document | 2012

This OECD Due Diligence Guidance is the first example of a collaborative government-backed multi-stakeholder initiative on responsible supply chain management of minerals from conflict-affected areas. Its objective is to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through ...


Establishing Development Linkages in the Extractive Industry: Lessons from the Field

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Document | 2017

The background note summarizes the lessons learned from the ongoing UNCTAD technical cooperation project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of the Economic Community of Central African States to enhance development linkages from the mineral resources sector”. The project is funded by the ninth...


Working Together: How Large-Scale Mining Can Engage with Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners

International Council on Mining and Metals, The World Bank | Document | 2016

ASM and large-scale mining (LSM) often operate side by side. In recent years there has been increasing interaction between artisanal operators and companies that has not always been positive. This document has evolved out of a growing sense that more mutually beneficial engagement between mining com...


Facilitating Peace or Fueling Conflict? Lessons in Post-Conflict Governance and Natural Resource Management

Environmental Law Institute and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | Document | 2016

This book chapter discusses lessons in post-conflict governance and natural resource management. The first section surveys core elements and principles of good governance related to natural resources. The second section examines a range of sources and types of norms governing natural resources, and ...


Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons Learned

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) | Document | 2016

This publication provides recommendations for managing the resettlement of local communities who have been displaced or whose livelihoods have been impacted due to the presence of mining. This includes ensuring adequate compensation and development opportunities. The document offers insights from ov...


Human rights in the mining and metals industry Integrating human rights due diligence into corporate risk management processes

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) | Document | 2012

The aims of this guide are to: explain what is meant by human rights due diligence and the central role that it plays in delivering on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights; assist mining companies in the review of their existing risk management processes and to consider the exten...


Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources

Open Society Foundations | Document | 2011

This document offers a roadmap of the law governing pillage (theft during war) as applied to the illegal exploitation of natural resources by corporations and their officers. The text traces the evolution of the prohibition against pillage from its earliest forms through the Nuremburg trials to toda...


Corporate War Crimes: Prosecuting the Pillage of Natural Resources (in French)

Open Society Foundations | Document | 2011

This document offers a roadmap of the law governing pillage (theft during war) as applied to the illegal exploitation of natural resources by corporations and their officers. The text traces the evolution of the prohibition against pillage from its earliest forms through the Nuremburg trials to toda...