New Fact Sheet: Socio-Economic Development in the PGM Industry

The Fact Sheet concentrates upon the socio-economic challenges and benefits of PGM mining in South Africa and gives examples of SED best practices.

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First PGM Life Cycle Assessment Completed

As an association representing the platinum group metals (PGM) industry, the IPA has conducted and completed the first industry-wide life cycle assessment of PGMs in order to generate a reliable, current and independent dataset of the environmental footprint of these metals and of products containing PGMs.

The study and its results are explained and summarized in The Environmental Profile of PGMs which can be downloaded here. More information on the methodology is available from our Life Cycle Assessment Fact Sheet. Please also visit our Sustainabilty section to learn more about the IPA LCA Study.» more

PGM Facts

Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) consist of six silver-white metals: platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, and osmium. They occur together in nature and are produced from the same ore. They are mined mainly in South Africa, Russia, and North America. » more