This page contains information and useful resources on sustainability in the extractives sector.

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Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: A Preliminary Atlas.

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Economic Forum

The Atlas is intended as an introduction to the many linkages between mining and the SDGs and complements other resources on the role of mining and the private sector in sustainable development. Many of these resources were reviewed during the development of the Atlas and are listed at the end of each chapter.


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Sustainability Reporting Guidelines


Global Reporting Initiative

This document, designed to promote sustainability reporting, has been developed through a unique multi-stakeholder consultative process involving representatives from reporting organizations and report information users from around the world.


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IFC Sustainability Framework

International Finance Corporation

IFC's Sustainability Framework articulates the Corporation's strategic commitment to sustainable development, and is an integral part of IFC's approach to risk management. The Sustainability Framework comprises IFC's Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, and IFC's Access to Information Policy. 


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ICMM Sustainable Development Framework

Rio Tinto

The document provides ICMM principles and links to relevant information on the principles.


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Pioneering New Approaches in Support of Sustainable Development in the Extractive Sector: Guidelines For Sustainable Development Assessments

Davin Chown and Belynda Hoffman OneWorld Sustainable Investments

The Guidelines for Sustainable Development Assessments are the result of a process initiated by the World Bank and the International Council on Mining & Metals to pioneer new approaches in support of sustainable development in the extractive industries sector. They were prepared with a largely Southern African focus but can be used in a range of situations in other countries or regions.


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Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals by Supporting Peace: How Business can Contribute.


United Nations Global Compact

Seeks to advance the discussion on how the private sector can make positive contributions to peace in conflict-affected and high-risk areas around the world and, as a result, help to the realization of SDG16. This document complements existing materials such as the UN Global Compact's Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas with a new perspective on deliberate contributions to peace by companies.


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