Sustainability principles

Over a decade ago, PGM miners and fabricators have gathered under the umbrella of the IPA to set down a framework of sustainability principles.

We commit to:

  • Improve our understanding of the environmental, social and economic impacts and benefits of our materials across their life cycle;
  • Work with suppliers, customers and other actors along the platinum group metals (PGM) value chain to develop proactive solutions that address risks, and realize opportunities that contribute to sustainable development; and
  • Communicate on our activities, and engage with stakeholders to better understand their expectations and to inform them of our progress

In addition to their very own sustainability initiatives, IPA Members have agreed to pursue the following industry-wide principles in order to optimize the benefits of PGMs and reduce their impacts: