Monday, January 30, 2017

Position statement on water stewardship
(by ICMM - International Council on Mining and Metals)

This position statement sets out ICMM members’ approach to water stewardship. Water stewardship is the use of water in ways that are socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial.1 Effective stewardship requires collaboration and concerted action from all parties, including government, civil society, business and local communities through inclusive stakeholder engagement.

The commitments in this position statement require members to:
-Apply strong and transparent water governance.
-Manage water at operations effectively.
-Collaborate to achieve responsible and sustainable water use.

The position statement will not apply retrospectively.

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