US-headquartered bauxite, alumina and aluminium products producer Alcoa has become the twenty-seventh company to become a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), which brings together companies and regional and commodities associations to strengthen the mining industry's environmental and social performance.
To become a member of the ICMM, Alcoa underwent a rigorous and independent assessment process to ensure that it adheres to the organisation's Sustainable Development Framework.
ICMM’s Council of CEOs approved its membership at a meeting in London, in the UK, last month.
“I am delighted to welcome Alcoa to the ICMM. Alcoa was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as an aluminium Industry leader and we look forward to learning from its significant sustainability experience, particularly in the area of biodiversity,” comments ICMM CEO Tom Butler.
“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,” adds Alcoa president and CEO Roy Harvey.