The CSMI is directly supported by the following companies:
BHP Billiton is the world's largest diversified resources company.
The company occupies significant positions in major commodity businesses, including aluminium, energy coal and metallurgical coal, copper, manganese, iron ore, uranium, nickel, silver and titanium minerals, and has substantial interests in oil, gas, liquefied natural gas and diamonds. BHP Billiton has some 41 000 employees working in over 100 operations in 25 countries.
AngloGold is a major global gold producer with 20 operations in 10 countries together with a substantial project pipeline and a focused, global exploration programme. AngloGold employs some 62 000 people, is committed to sustainable development and takes into account both the communities and environments in which it operates.
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable production of 3,64 million oz per annum from eight operating mines in South Africa, Ghana and Australia. The company has total attributable ore reserves of 83 million oz and mineral resources of 251 million oz. Gold Fields employs more than 51 000 people.
The CSMI received support in kind from Goba (Pty) limited an independent, progressing South African consulting engineering firm which offers multi-disciplinary services packaged to meet each client's project requirements.
The CSMI received seeding funds from:
Lonmin is a primary producer of platinum group metals and associated metals with operations located on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa.
The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) is a partner of the CSMI.
ICMM is a CEO-led organisation representing many of the world's leading mining and metals companies as well as regional, national and commodity associations. ICMM members are committed to the responsible production of the minerals and metals society needs.
Xstrata's businesses maintain a meaningful position in seven major international commodity markets: Copper, Coking Coal, Thermal Coal, Ferrochrome, Nickel, Vanadium and Zinc, with a growing platinum group metals business, additional exposures to Gold, Cobalt, Lead and Silver, Recycling Facilities and a suite of global technology products, many of which are industry leaders. The groups operations and projects span 19 countries.