Good Practice Guide Indigenous Peoples and Mining - Second Edition

Published by: ICMM International Council on Mining and Metals

The Guide is primarily aimed at providing guidance to companies on good practice where mining-related activities occur on or near traditional indigenous land and territory. This recognizes that particular rights, legal requirements a nd interests come into play, and in such cases these situations tend to present significant challenges for mining companies.

The main focus of the Guide is on mining-related activities that take place in relatively remote locations, but it is recognized that some mines are located close to large urban centres that contain substantial indigenous populations.

We hope that the guide provides an effective framework for ICMM members to bring long-term benefits to indigenous communities and companies – and serves as a useful tool for promoting best practice across the mining and metals sector more broadly.