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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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New Partnership Supports Responsible Sourcing in Global Supply Chain

February 9, 2023

AIAG and the Copper Mark announce a new collaborative relationship to better promote and encourage responsible production at every stage of the supply chain. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and the Copper Mark today announced a new partnership to further support the responsible and ethical sourcing of raw materials in the global supply chain. […]

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Mitsui & Co, one of Japan’s largest general trading companies, partners with the Copper Mark to promote responsible business

November 29, 2022

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) one of Japan’s largest general trading companies, has announced its partnership with the Copper Mark, a credible assurance framework to promote responsible practices and demonstrate the industry’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Mitsui operates as a world leader across the minerals and metals, infrastructure, chemicals, energy, food, […]

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The Copper Mark announces launch of pilot implementation of the Molybdenum, Nickel and Zinc Marks 

October 25, 2022

The Copper Mark is launching the pilot implementation of the Molybdenum, Nickel and Zinc Marks. Producers of these metals are able to use the Copper Mark assurance framework to achieve their respective “Mark”, thereby signaling their leadership in sustainability and responsible production practices.  The main objective of the pilot is to test the implementation of […]

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Leading energy management and automation provider Schneider Electric partners with The Copper Mark

September 14, 2022

The Copper Mark, an assurance framework set up to promote the responsible production of copper and demonstrate the copper industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of green resource transition, has been joined in this commitment by Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Schneider Electric is […]

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The Copper Mark reaches coverage of 20% of global mined production and secures over 40 participants

August 30, 2022

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 been awarded to two more sites from Antofagasta and Southern Peaks Mining. With these additions, over 20% of the world’s global mined copper production now comes from Copper Mark-awarded sites. In […]

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RMI and the Copper Mark Launch Public Consultation on Revised Criteria for Responsible Minerals and Metals

May 2, 2022

ALEXANDRIA and CHELTENHAM, May 2, 2022 – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Copper Mark today announced the launch of a public consultation on the draft Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and Criteria Guide. The consultation is available to all interested stakeholders and will be open from 2 May to 1 July 2022. The RRA […]

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Molybdenum, zinc and nickel join the Copper Mark’s assurance framework

April 13, 2022

The Copper Mark is deepening its collaboration with the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), the International Zinc Association (IZA) and the Nickel Institute (NI) to promote responsible production practices by making its assurance framework available to molybdenum, nickel and zinc producers. The four organizations recognize the growing demand for responsibly produced minerals and metals. By joining […]

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Consolidated Mining Standard Initiative(CMSI)

April 8, 2024

The Copper Mark is working with ICMM,  Mining Association of Canada, and the World Gold Council to consolidate our four existing voluntary standards into one standard for responsible mining. We are excited to launch a new website for the Consolidated Mining Standard Initiative. Find out more about our journey towards a less complex, more transparent standards landscape that encourages […]

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The Mining Association of Canada and The Copper Mark collaborate to enhance Accountability, Transparency, and Credibility

March 26, 2024

OTTAWA & CHELTENHAM, March 26, 2024 – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and The Copper Mark are pleased to announce a new collaboration on an important pilot project to enhance the assurance processes of both Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) and the Copper Mark standards.  TSM and the Copper Mark have always been committed for […]

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Newsflash March 2024

March 19, 2024

Please go to READ MORE and open our March 2024 Newsflash Newsflash March 2024

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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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