Copper Mark News


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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Newsflash March 2024

March 19, 2024

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

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Newsflash December 2023: a year of opportunity

December 18, 2023

Please go to READ MORE and open our December 2023 Newsflash

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More