To ensure the continued viability and vitality of the sorptive minerals industry by integrating sustainability principles into our operations by:
- Practicing responsible environmental stewardship in managing our mineral resources;
- Respecting and enhancing the health and welfare of the people and the communities in which we operate and;
- Providing economic value to our companies, our employees, our shareholders/investors and our communities.
The SMI members are proud of their record as good stewards of the environment. They recognize that the mining process, by its very nature, disturbs the existing environment. They take great care to minimize the impact of their activities and to ensure that the land is left in a better condition after mining than when they found it.