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Joint Statement from the International Wrought Copper Council, Copper Development Association and the Copper Mark on the Fabricator Pilot

September 14, 2021

The International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC), Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Copper Mark issued a joint statement about the launch of the pilot scheme for semis-fabricator sites. The pilot will test the Copper Mark Criteria for Responsible Production and the Copper Mark Assurance Process to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for semis-fabricators. Read the full […]

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Copper Mark welcomes LMEpassport to drive transparency in metal supply chains

September 2, 2021

The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the copper industry’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, welcomes the launch of LMEpassport by the London Metal Exchange on 31 August 2021. The Copper Mark is among the first group of standards LME brands can indicate to demonstrate their sustainability […]

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Over 10% of global copper now produced by Copper Mark-awarded sites

August 31, 2021

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 awarded the Copper Mark standard to three new participating sites. With these additions, the Copper Mark has now been awarded to 12 participating sites. The new sites include:  Minera Centinela (Chile, […]

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The Copper Mark welcomes growing industry engagement over responsible production in its latest report

July 27, 2021

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 published its first Annual Report, covering the period of December 2019 to April 2021. The report marks an important milestone for the Copper Mark, which continues to expand its organisational capacity […]

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The Copper Mark welcomes six new participants and two new partners

June 21, 2021

The Copper Mark, the assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the copper industry’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, grows to add six new participating sites which have applied for assessment against the Copper Mark assurance criteria and two new fabricator partners. With these additions, The Copper Mark now has ten […]

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Multi-metal Coalition Publishes Joint Standard to Respond to LME Responsible Sourcing Rules

February 9, 2021

The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), the Nickel Institute and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) are pleased to announce the publication of their Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. The Joint Standard can be accessed here. The five organizations collaborated to issue the Joint […]

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Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc Open for Public Consultation

August 27, 2020

27 August 2020 The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), the Nickel Institute and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) are pleased to announce that the Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc has been published for consultation. The five organizations are collaborating to develop a joint […]

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Kennecott the first to receive the Copper Mark for responsible production

August 24, 2020

24 August 2020 The Copper Mark proudly awards Kennecott Utah Copper LLC, Rio Tinto’s site in Utah, United States, as its first producer. To achieve the Copper Mark, Kennecott’s operations were independently assessed across more than 30 criteria covering the environment, community, business and human rights, labor and working conditions, and governance categories. Demonstrating a […]

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Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc Join Forces to Respond to LME Responsible Sourcing Rules

April 28, 2020

In October 2019, the London Metal Exchange (LME) finalized its requirements on responsible sourcing for Brands. Starting 2023, LME Brands must be compliant with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance). To support Brands in this effort, The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association(ILA), the International Zinc […]

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The Copper Mark Statement on COVID-19

April 9, 2020

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. […]

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