Cornerstone - Summer 2014 - (Page 4)
CO V ER S T O RY
Shifting the Paradigms of
Health and Safety in Mining
"If the global mining
industry hopes to obtain and
secure the social license to operate,
health and safety must always be
at the core of our business."
By Anthony Hodge
International Council on Mining and Metals
n 2001, the International Council on Mining and Metals
(ICMM) was founded to improve sustainable development
performance in the global mining and metals industry.
Today, we bring together 22 mining and metals companies
as well as 33 national and regional mining associations and
global commodity associations to address core sustainable
ICMM serves as an agent for change and continual improvement on issues relating to mining and sustainable development.
Today, no issue is more important than that of the health and
safety of the global mining workforce.
In 2012, ICMM held its second Health and Safety Conference
in Santiago, Chile. From this meeting came two overarching
themes that we believe must act as the fundamental drivers for improvements in the health and safety of the global
mining industry: 1) People come first, meaning that caring for
the people in our industry should be the driver of all decisionmaking and 2) health and safety are values, not priorities.
Whereas a priority can change over time, a value does not.
If the global mining industry hopes to obtain and secure the
social license to operate, health and safety must always be at
the core of our business.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Summer 2014
From the Editor: Water Crisis Calls for Common Action
Cover Story: Shifting the Paradigms of Health and Safety in Mining
Commitment to Safety
Modern Energy: The “Golden Thread” That Connects People, Economies, and Progress
Studying the Dominance
of Coal in China’s Energy Mix
Advancing the Alleviation of Energy Poverty
Energy Poverty in India and
What’s Needed to Address It
Balancing South Africa’s Energy Poverty and Climate Change Commitments
Europe Struggles to Pay Its Energy Bill
Shenhua Group’s Preemptive Risk Control System: An Effective Approach for Coal Mine Safety Management
Evaluating Safety and Health
in Australia’s Mining Sector
CORESafety®: A System to Overcome the Plateau in U.S. Mine Safety and Health Management
Sustainable Charcoal: A Key Component of Total Energy Access?
An Analysis of the Interdependence Between China’s Economy and Coal
Synergetic Technologies for
Coal and Gas Extraction in China
The Global Need for Clean
Coal Technologies and J-COAL’s Roadmap to Get There
Cornerstone - Summer 2014