The Copper Mark is working with companies throughout the copper industry to enable them to meet the demands for responsible production practices, supporting sustainable development and mitigating environmental degradation to the benefit of local communities, customers and consumers.
MISSION AND VISION
We want participants in the copper supply chain with the Copper Mark to be recognized by their employees, neighbors, customers, investors and civil society as having adopted internationally-accepted responsible operating practices and making significant contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Theory of Change
The Copper Mark Theory of Change articulates the desired impact of the organization. The ToC uses a logic of causal chains to connect the Copper Mark’s interventions, results, short- and long-term goals to achieve the desired impact. Read more the Theory of Change and our Monitoring and Evaluation System here.
The Copper Mark is guided by the following key principles:
Our objective is to improve the responsible production practices of the whole copper industry.
We recognize existing systems already implemented by copper producers. We build partnerships across metals, along the supply chain and in key geographical regions.
- Continuous Improvement
Our standards and processes are regularly reviewed and participants must be re-assessed every three (3) years against the updated requirements.
Companies have 24 months to achieve full conformance with The Copper Mark standards.
We look for practical solutions that meet the needs of our participants and key stakeholders.