The Copper Mark is a comprehensive, credible assurance framework to demonstrate the copper industry’s responsible production practices and industry contribution to the United Nations SDGs. The Copper Mark goes beyond compliance, and focuses on continuous improvement of responsible production. The Copper Mark can improve the lives of colleagues and neighbors, strengthen the communities in which the copper industry does business, and increase the value delivered by the industry to customers and their consumers.
The Copper Mark:
Provides an efficient system to independently verify responsible production of copper that is recognized as credible by key stakeholders.
Is a flexible system, designed to help copper producers leverage existing systems to demonstrate responsible production.
Was developed to enable customers, investors and other stakeholders identify and make educated decisions about responsible production.
Is a comprehensive, credible system which addresses all major Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.
Creates the foundation for more responsible supply chains and, as a result, positive societal change.
The Copper Mark was founded, and initial funding was provided, by the International Copper Association (ICA). In 2019, the Copper Mark company was established as an independent entity. Its governance structure include the Board of Directors and the multi-stakeholder Copper Mark Advisory Council.