Good practice in emergency preparedness and response

United Nations Environment Programme (2005)

This publication acts as a companion to UNEP's APELL for Mining (2001). That document was prepared to assist mining companies to apply UNEP's APELL process, which had previously largely been used in the chemicals industry. In 2003, ICMM considered that it was necessary to take the APELL process further by analysing emergency preparedness and response capabilities within both its corporate and association membership. With UNEP's guidance and input, we questioned members on their performance and systems in this critical area. Our analysis showed that, while ICMM members technical preparations for emergencies are good, more effort is required in working with neighbouring communities.

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