The Copper Mark provides an efficient system to independently verify responsible production of copper that is recognized as credible by key stakeholders.
The following documents are used by copper producers and assessors participating in the Copper Mark Assurance Framework:
- The Copper Mark Criteria defined by the Responsible Minerals Initiative's Risk Readiness Assessment
- The Copper Mark Criteria Guide (CHI / ESP)
- Copper Mark Assurance Process (CHI / ESP)
- The Copper Mark Claims Guide (CHI / ESP)
Additional documents will be developed and added to this list.
RECOGNITION AND EQUIVALENCE
The Copper Mark Assurance Process recognizes existing standards systems, reporting frameworks, certifications or externally assured management in order to avoid redundancy and to promote the use of these initiatives. The criteria, process and timelines applied by the Copper Mark to recognize existing Systems are defined in the Copper Mark Recognition Process.
The Copper Mark recognizes the following Systems in whole or in part as equivalent:
The Copper Mark is recognized by the following Systems in whole or in part as equivalent:
Copper Producers may submit a request to the Copper Mark for an equivalence review of a standard or certification that is not yet included in the RRA-Copper Mark Equivalency Matrix.
The information on recognition by the Copper Mark or of the Copper Mark by existing Systems will be updated on a regular basis.
To receive further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE JOINT DUE DILIGENCE STANDARD FOR COPPER, NICKEL, LEAD AND ZINC
Facilitated by The Copper Mark, a working group has been established to develop the joint Standard to enable brands’ compliance with the LME Responsible Sourcing requirements. The group also includes other interested commodity associations and multi-metal company representatives, along with the OECD and LME. Through the working group, the partner organizations will implement a clearly defined roadmap to ensure copper, lead, nickel and zinc brands will be able to rely on the shared framework to respond to the LME before June 2022. The process includes four main phases:
- Phase 1 – 2019 / early 2020: Development of the roadmap and formation of the working group (completed)
- Phase 2 – 2020: Development of the joint Due Diligence Standard and Tool, including a public consultation (finalization in progress)
- Phase 3 – Early 2021: Pilot implementation of the joint Due Diligence Standard
- Phase 4 – 2021 / early 2022: Independent third-party OECD Alignment Assessment and application for approval by LME as Track A “OECD-aligned external standard”.
From 27 August 2020 to 30 September 2020, the partner organizations published a draft of the joint Standard for consultation. The announcement of the public consultation period can be found here. In the months of October – December 2020, the working group has reviewed the comments received and made revisions to the joint Standard. The anonymized comment log, as well as a summary report of the main feedback received and how the working group has sought to address these are published here:
- Joint Due Diligence Standard Public Consultation Feedback Log
- Joint Due Diligence Standard Public Consultation Summary Report
For more information on the joint Due Diligence Standard, please contact:
For the Copper Mark: email@example.com
For the International Lead Association: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the International Zinc Association: email@example.com
For the Nickel Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Responsible Minerals Initiative: RMI@ResponsibleBusiness.org