The Copper Mark includes different stakeholder perspectives across its governance structures, with a view to achieve a balanced representation of stakeholder interests to support its activities and intended outcomes.
The Copper Mark meets the core expectations for good governance and robust, credible, assurance. Core elements in this regard include:
- The Copper Mark is an separate legal entity, governed by a Board of Directors with an equal representation of industry and non-industry members. It is committed to include impacted stakeholders in its decision-making bodies.
- The Copper Mark Assurance Framework is based on the independent third-party assessment to be completed at site level. The results of the third-party assessment determine whether a site receives The Copper Mark certificate.
- The results of every site assessments are published in a summary assessment report, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement, as well as linking to other publicly available information to maximise transparency.
- The Copper Mark is designed as a commitment to responsible practices, expressed through a Letter of Commitment. Continuous improvement is embedded throughout every aspect of the organization.
- Achieve the intended short term and long term outcomes as defined in its Theory of Change;
- Demonstrate to relevant stakeholders that the Copper Mark is a credible assurance framework, comparable in its rigour, requirements and approach to other systems;
- Ensure the continuous improvement of the Copper Mark Assurance Framework.
Read about the Copper Mark and the ISEAL Credibility Principles here.