2010  - Ongoing

Ensuring healthy and safe working conditions for employees is one of the most critical issues for the minerals industry. The sector has put a significant amount of energy and effort into improving safety at work. Despite this, we still have more to do.

Since 2010, IMA-Europe has implemented the Zero Injury Target strategy based on the following four pillars:

  1. Obtaining commitments from member company leaders.
  2. Reinforcing data collection across the industry.
  3. Identifying learnings and sharing them across companies.
  4. Organising the IMA-Europe Safety Awards to further embed the culture of safety across our membership base.

Since the strategy’s launch, we have witnessed strong positive results, with the number of accidents halving over the period 2010–2020. 2020 has seen the fewest incidents recorded so far, confirming that safety is at the top of the agenda across our membership. However, figures are still too high, and we will continue on the journey by developing and sharing best practices across the sector.