The Copper Mark can improve the lives of colleagues and neighbours, strengthen the communities in which the copper industry does business, and increase the value delivered by the industry to customers and their 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:
The Copper Mark is achievable, implementable and fit-for-purpose. Sites are able to use documented evidence as a significant contribution to the assessment.
The Copper Mark is accessible to all sites, at whatever stage along their journey to sustainability and to all sizes of operations.
The Copper Mark recognizes existing standards systems, reporting frameworks, and certifications in order to avoid redundancy and to promote the use of these initiatives.
The Copper Mark acknowledges that a period of implementation is required to achieve full conformance with its standards.
- Continuous improvement
The Copper Mark monitors overall progress through annual reviews of the implementation of improvement actions.