The Copper Mark is a credible assurance framework to demonstrate the copper industry’s responsible production practices and industry contribution to the United Nations SDGs.
Assurance is the process by which the Copper Mark ensures that the claims made by participants are credible and trustworthy. The Copper Mark seeks to implement a comprehensive assurance process that is recognized by stakeholders as credible and incorporates best international practice.
Copper Mark Requirements
The Copper Mark takes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its inspiration and organizing framework. The SDGs are recognized by 193 countries and make up a universally adopted framework for sustainable development. In order to be recognized as a contributor to SDG 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production, copper producers will be assessed against a set of responsible production criteria defined by the Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) created by the Responsible Minerals Initiative.
The Copper Mark provides an efficient system to independently verify responsible production of copper that is recognized as credible by key stakeholders. With the Copper Mark, participants can increase the value delivered to customers and their consumers, improve the lives of colleagues and neighbors, and strengthen the communities in which they do business.
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The Copper Mark recognizes organizations committed to responsible operating practices with regards to the environment, employees, local communities and governance.