The Copper Mark is the leading assurance framework to promote responsible practices across the copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc value chains. We work with companies and organisations throughout these metals’ value chains to enable them to better understand and meet the increasing demands for independently verified responsible practices, and to contribute positively to sustainable development.
We work with partners across the entire value chain to help increase the amount of responsibly produced, sourced, and recycled metal available to society, focusing on copper, as well as molybdenum, nickel and zinc.
Welcome to Teck Resource's Quebrada Blanca Operation, who is the latest site to participate in the Copper Mark Assurance Process, for a total of 67 sites from 25 companies! Read more including the letters of commitment and summary assessment reports on our website.
Welcome New Partners!
Cunext Copper industries, S.L. joins as the newest Copper Mark Partner, bringing the total to 33! See the full list of companies that use or rely on copper, nickel, zinc, and molybdenum in their business and have made a public commitment to the Copper Mark’s vision and objectives.
SCM Minera Lumina Copper (Caserones) is the latest to receive the Copper Mark! This brings the total number of sites that have received The Copper Mark to 45. These sites make up more than 25% of global mined copper production!
2022 Annual Report is now live!
Our 2022 Annual Report is LIVE! There is much more work to be done, but we are grateful for the collaboration and partnerships with our stakeholders to achieve progress so far.
Copper Mark overview
The Copper Mark demonstrates the copper industry’s contribution to sustainable development and provides a comprehensive social and environmental assurance program for copper production. Copper producers participating in the Copper Mark are committed to adhering to internationally recognized responsible operating practices.
What we do
Through our standards framework and requirements, we support our participants to identify and make on-the-ground changes to their operations. Our requirements cover all major environmental, social and governance issues to ensure our participants prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse impacts on people and the environment and contribute positively to the communities in which they operate.
Who we partner with
The Copper Mark’s participants cover key supply chain actors across mining, smelting and refining operations in the copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc value chains. Our downstream partners include world-leading companies which use these metals in their products. Our ambition is to cover the entire value chains of these metals.
The Copper Mark is open to any organization in the value chain of copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc that is committed to responsible operating practices to join us as a participant or partner.
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