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 the commitment of its semis-fabricator partners to participate in its 2021/2022 pilot scheme.
All the Copper Mark’s eight semis-fabricator partners have expressed their commitment to participate in the pilot scheme, highlighting the growing momentum of the Copper Mark’s work to promote responsible production practices throughout the copper value chain.
Through these growing partnerships, the Copper Mark has made clear and sustained progress in its mission to advance the importance of responsible production, building a strong market signal to encourage responsible practices.
The Copper Mark’s semis-fabricator partners committed to participate in the pilot scheme include:
- HALCOR, Copper Tubes Division of ELVALHALCOR S.A.
- MM Kembla
- Mueller Industries, Inc.
- Nanotec S.A.
- Revere Copper Products, Inc.
- Superior Essex (with Essex Furukawa participating in the pilot)
- Wieland Group
The scheme will pilot the implementation of the Copper Mark’s assurance framework for semis-fabricators, helping to ensure a smooth formal expansion in 2023, and further advance responsible sourcing practices in the supply chain.
Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark, said:
“We are delighted that all our semis-fabricator partners have committed to participate in our 2021/2022 pilot scheme. Organisations are becoming increasingly conscious of the imperatives of promoting and adopting responsible production and sourcing practices. Our partners’ participation in the pilot scheme will help to further promote awareness, understanding and adoption of responsible practices throughout the copper value chain.”
About The Copper Mark
The Copper Mark is a new assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the copper industry’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Copper Mark uses a rigorous site-level assessment process to independently verify whether individual copper producing sites have responsible production practices.
The Copper Mark already covers two of the largest copper mines in the world, five producers in the biggest copper producing region in the world, and six of the ten largest companies producing copper. It currently has 25 participating sites – 12 of which have received the Copper Mark, and 11 partner organisations which include companies which use or rely on copper in their products or services.
The Copper Mark is built on a genuine commitment of the copper industry to responsible production as we aim to mitigate the environmental and social impact of the copper industry, and positively contribute to sustainable development goals and the green transition.
The Copper Mark framework involves a robust three-year re-evaluation process at site-level for participants. Participants commit to continual improvement, building the management systems necessary to ensure ongoing legal compliance.