The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the copper industry’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, has welcomed Southwire as its newest partner and has grown to add a further two participating sites from Grupo Mexico. With these additions, the Copper Mark now has 33 participating sites. The new sites include:
- Mexicana de Cobre S.A. de C.V., Unidad Planta Metalúrgica (Mexico, Grupo Mexico, Mining Division)
- Mexicana de Cobre S.A. de C.V, Unidad la Caridad (Mexico, Grupo Mexico, Mining Division)
The addition of these new sites from Grupo Mexico is further evidence of the growing momentum behind the Copper Mark and the increasing commitment of major copper producers to adopting and promoting responsible production practices.
In addition to these new participating sites, Southwire has joined the Copper Mark as a partner organisation. Southwire is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers and has made a public commitment to the Copper Mark’s vision and objectives of promoting responsible production and sourcing practices.
Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark, said:
“We are pleased to welcome the sites of Grupo Mexico as the newest participants in the Copper Mark’s assurance framework, and Southwire as a partner organisation. The addition of the new sites from Grupo Mexico and our new partner Southwire builds on the Copper Mark’s progress in encouraging responsible production and highlights the growing imperative of companies actively mitigating the negative impacts of their operations while promoting sustainable development outcomes.”
Xavier García de Quevedo, Executive Vice President at Grupo México, Mining Division
“We are pleased to announce that Grupo Mexico will participate in The Copper Mark’s assurance framework. This is a testament to our commitment to transparency and responsible production practices. Throughout our operations we constantly strive to protect the environment as well as the health, safety and human rights of our people, stakeholders and communities where we operate, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We look forward to working with the Copper Mark to strengthen our due diligence processes. Through this third-party verification, we want our stakeholders to be confident that the copper we produce upholds the highest possible sustainability standards.”
Charlie Murrah, Executive Vice President of Metals and Chief Procurement Officer at Southwire, said:
“The Copper Mark provides a unique platform for like-minded organisations in the copper industry to affect positive change for all stakeholders. We encourage our suppliers, scrap processors and other partners to support the Copper Mark as we continue to drive sustainability throughout the copper value chain.”