Mining companies have become the member of SMI by voluntarily adopting the Code of Conduct, comprising of ten sustainability principles. Currently, 26 responsible mining companies have adopted the Code and have become SMI members.
Presently, Mr. S. Vijay Iyer, Managing Director, Rio Tinto India Private Limited is the Chairman of SMI.
Ten of the premier mining companies were the first ones to come together and support the formation of SMI. These ten companies are the Founding and Governing Council Members of SMI.
Sixteen more mining companies have joined SMI as Associate Members till date.