The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) works to promote sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. ICMM was founded in 2001 after a multi-stakeholder research initiative identified the mining industry’s potential contributions to a sustainable society. The council brings together 21 mining and metals companies as well as 33 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations to address core sustainable development challenges. ICMM member companies are required to make a public commitment to improve their sustainability performance and report against their progress on an annual basis.
Hydro’s President and CEO, Svein Richard Brandtzæg, is member of the ICMM council, and Director CSR, Ivar Oellingrath, is member of the Principal Liaisons Committee. Hydro participates in projects and committees as appropriate. Financial contributions are given as ordinary membership fees.