Commitment to Responsible Mining


We are committed to responsible mining and doing things the right way, which means encouraging dialogue among all stakeholders – residents, businesses and organizations - and including all voices and views from the community.

As part of our commitment to responsible mining, we are developing the Kings Mountain Mine in line with the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance's (IRMA) Standard for Responsible Mining. Globally, the IRMA Standard is considered the most comprehensive and rigorous certification standard for assurance of responsible mining, with specificity for environmentally and socially responsible mining practices.


The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) envisions a world where the mining industry respects the human rights and aspirations of affected communities; provides safe, healthy, and supportive workplaces; minimizes harm to the environment, and leaves positive legacies. IRMA offers objective, independent third-party verification of industrial scale mine sites against a comprehensive definition of responsible mining agreed to through a collaborative, multi-stakeholder process. This definition, which forms the basis of IRMA's Standard for Responsible Mining, covers the full range of issues related to the impacts of mining.

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As part of the mine planning phase, we will undertake an Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Process to identify and assess, in a comprehensive manner, the potential environmental, social, health, and safety impacts that could occur because of the development, operation, and closure of the mine. During the ESIA process, Albemarle plans to continue engaging with stakeholder to inform them about the process and its progress and gather their input. The ESIA will consider stakeholder input in the development of appropriate measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, or compensate project impacts.