The Integrated mine closure: good practice guide provides ICMM members and other responsible mining companies with guidance intended to promote a disciplined approach to integrated closure planning and to increase the uniformity of good practices across the sector. This guide presents an updated version of ICMM’s 2008 Planning for integrated mine closure: toolkit. Like the earlier version, guidance is provided on critical aspects of mine closure focused on an iterative process, from the earliest stages of knowledge gathering, engagement and planning. The updated guide provides emphasis on the importance of social transitioning, progressive closure and strategies for relinquishment and closure governance. The guide also includes tools at the back of this document to help support planning for closure. Integrated mine closure is a dynamic and iterative process that takes into account environmental, social and economic considerations at an early stage of mine development. Fundamental to this process is the need to consider closure as an integral part of the mine perations’ core business. The structure of this guide refl ects this process, providing good practice guidance in delivering key elements of mine closure planning and implementation.
ICMM. (2019). Integrated mine closure: Good practice guide (2nd edition). Author: London.