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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

Please go to READ MORE and open our December 2023 Newsflash

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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 15% of global copper now produced by Copper Mark-awarded sites

March 28, 2022

Versión en Español abajo. 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 six new participating sites in Q1 2022. With these additions, the Copper Mark has now been awarded to 24 participating sites. […]

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World’s largest copper producer commits all its sites to participate in the Copper Mark’s framework by end of 2023

February 10, 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 confirmed that Codelco – the world’s largest copper producer – has committed to have all its sites participate in the framework by the end of 2023. The first Codelco site to […]

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The Copper Mark welcomes new partner Southwire and two new participating sites from Grupo Mexico

January 17, 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 welcomed Southwire as its newest partner and has grown to add a further two participating sites from Grupo Mexico. With these additions, the Copper Mark now has 33 participating sites. The […]

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Multi-metal Coalition’s Joint Standard recognised by the London Metal Exchange

December 16, 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 that their Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc (Joint Standard) has been recognised as a conditionally approved standard for Track A of Responsible Sourcing Requirements […]

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The Copper Mark awards three new sites, as well as welcoming six new participants and being joined by Siemens Energy and Oddo BHF Metals as partners

December 6, 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 a further three sites. Six new participating sites have also begun the process of assessment through the Copper Mark process, while Siemens Energy and Oddo […]

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Copper Mark’s assurance framework incorporated into CRU’s Emissions Analysis Tool

November 8, 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, and CRU Group, the leading global mining, metals and fertilizer market intelligence company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which includes the integration of the Copper Mark assurance award status into […]

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The Copper Mark welcomes partners’ participation in its semis-fabricator pilot scheme

October 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 welcomed the commitment of its semis-fabricator partners to participate in its 2021/2022 pilot scheme. All the Copper Mark’s eight semis-fabricator partners have expressed their commitment to participate in the pilot scheme, […]

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The Copper Mark launches its pilot scheme for semis-fabricator sites

September 16, 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 announced that it is piloting the implementation of its assurance framework for semis-fabricators in 2021/22. Semis-fabricators convert the metal produced by refiners and convert it – along with clean scrap – […]

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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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