Multi-stakeholder leadership is what makes IRMA unique.

We are governed by a Steering Committee with two representatives from each of five sectors, including:

Mining companies
Companies that purchase mined materials to make other products
Non-governmental organizations
Affected communities
Organized labor

Decision making

Steering Committee members strive to make decisions by consensus. Where they cannot achieve this, they agree to vote. However, any vote that results in two “no” votes from the same sector does not pass and the issue must go back to the full group for further discussion and resolution. This means that a topic cannot pass if one of the stakeholder groups is fundamentally opposed.