Copper Mark News


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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The Copper Mark is Open for Applications

April 7, 2020

Starting March 30, Copper Producers can apply for The Copper Mark. This represents a significant milestone in the development of the Copper Mark and its assurance framework. Interested Copper Producers can simply visit the Copper Mark website to start the application process. Once the application is received, the Copper Mark will reach out to the […]

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Copper Mark Update

March 27, 2020

Demonstrating Responsible Production Welcome to this first edition of the Copper Mark newsletter! The Copper Mark is the only assurance framework available for the copper industry to demonstrate its responsible production practices and its contribution to the United Nations SDGs. The Copper Mark offers a comprehensive system that addresses 32 environmental, social and governance issues related to the […]

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Introducing Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark

November 18, 2019

The International Copper Association (ICA) is pleased to announce Michèle as the first Executive Director of the Copper Mark. With over 10 years of experience working on the design, implementation and independent assessment of sustainability standards, Brülhart has evaluated and assisted companies at every level of the supply chain—from raw material to end product—and across […]

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RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

August 20, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2019 —The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of copper. The RMI and ICA aim to harmonize expectations for responsible practices […]

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June 4, 2019

Georgina Hallett, who leads the work in responsible sourcing of the London Metal Exchange (LME), says the LME is not seeking to create its own standard or certification system, but rather to use the existing work to ensure that companies comply with the LME guidelines. Copper Mark could be among the certifications considered. Continue Reading […]

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The Copper Mark – Ensuring Responsible Production

May 28, 2019

The Members of the International Copper Association (ICA) are proud to introduce the Copper Mark—a new assurance system for responsible copper production. Goals of the Program Designed for and in participation with the copper industry, the Copper Mark aims to demonstrate and improve the industry’s contribution to sustainable development over time by assessing the performance […]

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