A sustainability programme


Prior to 2008, the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) focused on health research – -understanding manganese science and filling knowledge gaps. Since 2008, the Institute has reached an exciting and critical stage after developing a sustainability programme; 2008 – 2009. Contracted to Hatch, the Toronto consulting firm, the programme consisted of two parallel efforts, one was to benchmark IMnI against other metals industry associations, and the second was a high level regulatory review – see Report 1 below.

As first steps, the results of this double exercise were presented to members of the HSE Committee and the Board in 2009 at the “Manganese Sustainability Workshop».  After an intense and long debate on the top ranking risks and opportunities for the Manganese Industry, the action plan was to explore how to reduce the industry’s impact on climate change.  From here an ambitious  Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Foot Printing Project was completed       (see report 2 below) and a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), defined as a cradle to customer gate LCA for the Mn Industry (mine through Mn alloys to gate of steel producer was initiated – see goal & scope report 3 below .

Alongside the energy and greenhouse gas foot printing and the LCA was a collaborative Project with The Environment Agency of England and Wales to develop a workable and scientifically robust water quality standard for Mn. (see report 4 below).


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Newsletter Climate, Energy, Environment, and Industrial Policy – May 2024 Download
Newsletter European Climate, Energy, Environment and Industrial Policy – Jan 2024 Download
Special Report on CBAM Download
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors of Manganese ore mining Download
Reaction Mechanisms for Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide in Rechargeable Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries by Salient Energy Download
The Manganese Sustainability Programme Final Report Download
Lifecycle Assessment of Global Manganese Alloy Production Download
The Global Environmental Risk Assessment of Manganese Download
The Environmental Profile of Manganese Alloys Download
IMnI Sustainability Metrics Update Download
Manganese Showcase Symposium – Recent Advances in Health & Environmental Research on Manganese Download
FeMnSlags: Data and Classification – Dr Doreen McGough, IMnI HSE Manager Download
Mn Slag Regulatory Status Report Download
Investigation on China’s Environmental Management of Manganese (Mn) Containing End Products Download
LCA of Global Mn Industry (Poster) Download
Life Cycle Assessment Summary Report Download
The Global Environmental Risk Assessment of Manganese Download