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 is built on a genuine commitment of the copper industry to responsible production. The organisation was initiated by the copper industry but with the full knowledge that it would have to be independent from the industry it assesses. The Copper Mark meets the core expectations for good governance. It has a growing diversity of stakeholder perspectives represented in its governance structure and our progress towards achieving independence is regularly reviewed. We are on track and hold ourselves accountable to the milestones we have committed to.
The Copper Mark is an ISEAL Community Member. We believe that by striving to adhere to ISEAL Alliance’s Credibility Principles and Codes of Good Practice, our standards and assurance process will:
- 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.