The Copper Mark Statement on COVID-19

The global pandemic of COVID-19 severely impacts our daily lives. The Copper Mark’s priority is the health and safety of our colleagues, industry members, stakeholders, and the general public.

Since 30th March, copper producers are able to apply for the Copper Mark. At this time, the Copper Mark does not have any planned on-site assessments.

The Copper Mark Assurance Process begins with a desktop-based self-assessment and independent review to be completed within six months of the Copper Producer’s application. The first on-site assessment is only required within 12 months of the application. Until such time, all activities in the Assurance Process are carried out via desktop review.

The Copper Mark continues to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on our program and to consult the guidelines of health authorities in our countries of operation. Copper Producers and Assessors are encouraged to contact the Copper Mark for further guidance as needed.