Our Work

The Responsible Mining Foundation focuses on research, stakeholder engagement, and the transparent publication of methodologies, results and related data, based on open data principles.

 

The Responsible Mining Foundation focuses on research, stakeholder engagement, and the transparent publication of methodologies, results and related data, based on open data principles.

The Foundation’s major project is the Responsible Mining Index (RMI), a biennial assessment of large, globally-dispersed mining companies’ behaviour on six different economic, environmental, social and governance areas: economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing, working conditions and environmental responsibility. The first such assessment, RMI 2018, published in April 2018, is an evidence-based assessment of 30 large, globally dispersed mining companies, including listed, state-owned and privately-owned companies that together represent approximately 25% of the global value of mining production, cover 51 producing and home countries, and account for 861 operating and 140 closed mine sites.

RMF will continue to produce a global Responsible Mining Index (RMI) on a biennial basis, as well as other studies and relevant analyses, all with a focus to encourage continuous improvement in responsible mining.