Sustainable Development Group - mission

Our objectives include:

  • increase the awareness of the benefits for life-cycle thinking (LCT) in the design of new products and processes;

  • identify and support opportunities for collaboration on sustainability between IOM3 Committees;

  • develop strong links with other professional bodies, and with National, European, and International projects;

  • provide a body of expertise to respond to requests to the Institute for opinions on sustainable development;

  • support the Institute in representations to National and European Government agencies on environmental issues relevant to the industrial interests of the materials, minerals and mining sectors.

  • maintain a source of information to the Institute and its members on current issues for sustainable development and related topics.

The Group has advised IOM3 on a Sustainability policy and this has been approved by the Managing Board on behalf of Council.