The CiMN and its members regard collaboration and experience sharing as fundamental requirements that help to promote high ethical standards and practices across the mining industry. Therefore, the CiMN and its members acknowledge and understand that their activities must always be undertaken in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to laws and regulations relating to antitrust and competition. These laws are intended to preserve and promote free, fair and open competition. Failure to abide by these laws can have serious consequences for CiMN, its members and the individuals participating in the activities of CiMN.

Based on the Anti-trust policy, the CiMN and its members conduct all its activities in strict compliance with all applicable antitrust and competition laws, which excludes any prohibited activities. It is therefore against the policy of CiMN to sponsor, encourage or tolerate any agreements, discussions and exchanges of information, or communications that could violate applicable antitrust or competition laws.

The governance and organisational structure of CiMN is established within the Membership Guidelines, which sets out the rights and obligation afforded to each member. The guidelines aim to meet the network’s goals as set out in the Founding Charter.