Copper Mark News


The Copper Mark organization celebrates its first anniversary of Molybdenum, Nickel and Zinc Marks 

January 30, 2024

The Copper Mark developed its three new metals marks in collaboration with the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), the Nickel Institute (NI), and the International Zinc Association (IZA) in 2022. Launched in late 2022, the Molybdenum Mark, the Nickel Mark and the Zinc Mark aim to promote sustainable and responsible production and sourcing practices along their corresponding […]

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Newsflash December 2023: a year of opportunity

December 18, 2023

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Major milestone on journey to responsible production as over 30% of global copper is now produced by The Copper Mark sites

December 5, 2023

Over 30% of all globally mined copper now comes from sites with The Copper Mark, the leading assurance framework for responsible value chains of copper. The milestone has been reached after all of Codelco’s mines and smelters completed their assurance process and were granted the Copper Mark. The now 54 Copper Mark recipients include ten […]

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Collaboration underway to develop consolidated standard for responsible mining  

November 28, 2023

28 November 2023 – The Copper Mark, Mining Association of Canada, ICMM and the World Gold Council are working towards consolidating their individual voluntary responsible mining and metals standards into a single global responsible mining standard, and multi-stakeholder oversight system.  This collaboration responds to direct feedback from investors, civil society, customers, policy makers and mining […]

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RMI and the Copper Mark Publish Criteria for Responsible Minerals and Metals

October 19, 2023

ALEXANDRIA and CHELTENHAM, October 19, 2023 – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and The Copper Mark today announced the launch of the RMI’s Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and the RMI’s and Copper Mark’s joint Criteria Guide, version 3.0. The RRA Criteria and Criteria Guide are publicly available to all interested stakeholders. The RRA is a […]

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Building on a solid foundation – the Copper Mark releases its third Annual Report 

June 22, 2023

 2022 marked the final year of “phase 1” of the Copper Mark, with the milestone of 20% of globally mined copper being produced by Copper Mark-assured sites. Recognising the rapidly increasing customer and investor expectations around climate and responsible production of raw materials, the Copper Mark used 2022 to update its strategy. The organization will […]

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The Copper Mark publishes its first Monitoring and Evaluation report

May 7, 2023

The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices in the copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc industries, has released its first Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) report. This baseline study sets out the key indicators against which the Copper Mark tracks the progress of its ambition to promote responsible operating, sourcing, and recycling practices across […]

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Over 25% of global mined copper now produced by Copper Mark-awarded sites

March 16, 2023

The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices for copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc producers, has recently been awarded to three new sites. With these additions, the Copper Mark has now been awarded to 39 participating sites. The three new sites are:  Taken together, the 39 sites produce more than 25% of globally […]

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The Copper Mark welcomes the first six participants for molybdenum, nickel and zinc, building momentum in promoting responsible production across the metals industries

February 20, 2023

The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the contribution of the copper, molybdenum, nickel and zinc industries to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, has welcomed its first six non-copper participants seeking assurance against its framework. These sites include: The addition of these new sites follows the launch of the […]

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Freeport-McMoRan achieves the Copper Mark across all copper operations and its primary [and byproduct] molybdenum sites

February 15, 2023

Freeport-McMoRan (Freeport) has achieved the Copper Mark at all 12 of its copper producing operations globally. Freeport’s most recent copper operation to receive the Copper Mark is PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) Grasberg – one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines. In addition, Freeport’s two primary molybdenum sites, the Climax and Henderson operations, were […]

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