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Good Practice Guidance for Biodiversity

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  1. Good Practice Guidance for Biodiversity Andrew Parsons Programme Director

  2. Alcoa Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti BHP Billiton Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Lonmin Mitsubishi Materials Newmont Mining Nippon Mining and Metals Falconbridge Placer Dome Rio Tinto Sumitomo Metal Mining Zinifex ICMM: 16 Corporate Members

  3. Australia Brazil Canada (MAC & PDAC) Chile (Consejo Minero & Sonami) Europe (Eurometaux & Euromines) India Indonesia Japan Mexico Peru South Africa Southern Africa Aluminium Coal Cobalt Copper & wrought copper Gold Lead Nickel Zinc 24 National, Regional and Commodity Association Members

  4. ICMM mandate and goals • Vision: • a viable mining, minerals and metals industry that is widely recognised as essential for modern living and a key contributor to sustainable development. • ICMM: • leadership in sustainable development • a platform for sharing experience (best practice) • Engagement and representation • Goals: • Continued access to land, capital and markets • Build trust and respect

  5. Improving industry performance Sustainable Development Framework: • ICMM Principles (May 2003) • Reporting: in partnership with Global Reporting Initiative (Jan 2005) • Independent third party verification (in progress) • Sharing good practice www.goodpracticemining.com/

  6. ICMM Principles Ten principles that address: • Corporate governance • Human rights • Risk management • Health and safety • Environmental performance • Biodiversity protection • Materials stewardship • Social, economic and institutional development • Engagement and verified reporting arrangements

  7. Dialogue with IUCN • Aims: • Improve performance of the mining industry in biodiversity conservation • Raise awareness and understanding between conservation community and industry, so both can contribute to improved outcomes for conservation and development • 3 - 5 year objectives: • Exploring more strategic and participatory approaches to planning and management at the land/seascape level as a tool for achieving balanced development and conservation outcomes • Strengthening IUCN Protected Area Management Categories System • Exploring options for addressing related issues: • legacy sites • prior informed consent • empowerment of indigenous peoples and local communities

  8. Biodiversity Work Programme • World Heritage commitment in 2003 • Successful participation in WPC and WCF • Case studies with IUCN, November 2004 • Discussion papers on biodiversity offsets (July 2005) • Promote discussion and debate amongst all stakeholders • Background on offsets • Land use planning with UNESCO, IUCN and others • Review of IUCN protected areas category system • IUCN process – ICMM is one contributor • Round table on mining and Indigenous Peoples • Identify, discuss and scope out the issues • Build consensus on relevant fora and processes to pursue them further

  9. Good practice guidance document • Overseen by IUCN-ICMM Advisory Group • Written for technical and environmental managers at mines • Assumes some technical ability • Not a biodiversity textbook • Captures what is currently understood to be good practice • Will be guidance for ICMM members (and others who wish to use it), not mandatory • Covers entire mining life cycle • Case studies provide practical examples • Previous version put out for public consultation in June-August • New version will be a complete overhaul of the previous one

  10. What next? • GPG will be tested by members in consultation with interested parties and revised if necessary • National associations encouraged to develop detailed, specific guidance • GPG is aligned with several components of the OECD strategy: • integrate biodiversity into planning and policies (1) • support conservation and enhancing biodiversity (3) • prevent introduction of invasive species (4) • promote awareness, collect and disseminate information (5) • assist developing countries in reducing threats (7)

  11. F&C Asset Management says… On extractive industry companies’ management of biodiversity: "Overall, we believe that mining companies, particularly those that are members of the trade body International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), are leading the way”.

  12. www.icmm.com ICMM 19 Stratford Place London W1C 1BQ United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7290 4920 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7290 4921 Email: info@icmm.com