It is the policy of the Irish Mining & Quarrying Society that each of its Members should conduct their business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which they operate. Further, the Society requires that they comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and apply a responsible standard where laws or regulations do not exist.
They should be committed to continuous efforts to improve environmental performance throughout their activities. They shall encourage concern and respect for the environment, emphasise every employee's responsibility in environmental performance, and ensure appropriate operating practice and training.
They should communicate openly with the public on environmental matters and share their experience with others to facilitate improvement in industry performance.