HOF Citations 2016 Environmental Management & Steward - John Groom

2016 IN ASSOCIATION WITH Dr John Groom John Groom has been heavily involved in international mining activities since the beginning of his professional career. Throughout, he has worked to strengthen mining’s approach to addressing safety, health, environmental and sustainability-related issues across the full mine and materials lifecycles. In 1991 he was a founding member of the International Council on Mining and the Environment (ICME) the first international body created by the mining industry to address environmental concerns. During the period 1999–2002 he played a key leadership role in the Global Mining Initiative (GMI) which had as its centrepiece activity the initiative, Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD). Throughout the GMI, John served as the Anglo American “sherpa” at the right hand of the Anglo American CEO. He was also the sherpa responsible for the entire speaker program for the 2002 Toronto conference Resourcing the Future. As a result of GMI, ICME was transformed in 2001 to become the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) with its leadership focus on practical, progressive, and rigorous application of sustainability ideas in the mining industry. Anglo’s ‘Sustainability’ award - David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of Transparency International (left), presents Safety and Sustainable Senior Vice President John Groom with the trophy commending Anglo American for the way in which it articulated the challenge of sustainable development for the business ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP Also during this period, John played active roles in the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, the Johannesburg 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review (2002-2004), the International Finance Corporation’s review of its safeguard policies and development of their leading edge performance standards, and development of the Financial Services Sector’s Equator Principles. Through his ongoing engagement with ICMM, John has played a leading role in ICMM’s Resource Endowment Anglo American SHE Committee (RE) – Mining visit to Paardekraal shaft Partnerships for Rustenburg section - November 2001 Dr John Groom and Julian Development Ogilvie Thompson initiative, which is focussed on innovative and collaborative approaches to strengthening mining contribution in developing countries. In particular, he chaired the Resource Endowment working group for five years from its inception. For a six month period he was seconded by Anglo American to ICMM to serve as Chief Operating Officer in which role he effectively bridged a leadership change within ICMM. Over the past 20 years he has also played major contributing roles with Eurometaux, Euromines, the REACH process (a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals), and the Coal Industry Advisory Board. In the latter he chaired the Associates working group for 19 months.