The Copper Mark is an independent entity and builds on the advice of our multi-stakeholder Advisory Council.
The Copper Mark is incorporated in the United Kingdom since 2019. It is governed by our Board of Directors and the multi-stakeholder Copper Mark Advisory Council.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Copper Mark is governed by the Articles of Association. It includes three business representatives, one independent member and the Copper Mark Executive Director:
- Géraud Servin, Vice President, Strategy, ICA
- Mark Loveitt, President, IWCC
- Alejandra Wood, Executive Director, Cesco
- Ian Cooke, Independent
- Marielle Canter Weikel, Senior Director, Corporate Climate Solutions, Conservation International
- Cate Ballantyne, Managing Director, Impact Leadership Management Consultants
- Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director, The Copper Mark
The Copper Mark Advisory Council
The Copper Mark Advisory Council advises the Copper Mark Board of Directors by providing recommendations on the implementation of the Copper Mark’s vision and mission. Its responsibilities as defined in the Terms of Reference include the Copper Mark’s organizational development, as well as its program development and implementation.
Participants in the Copper Mark Advisory Council are:
- Alejandra Villanueva Ubillús, Affiliated Researcher at the Center for Studies in Mining and Sustainability (CEMS) at Universidad del Pacífico
- Andrea Vaccari, Director Product Stewardship, Freeport-McMoRan
- Bennett Freeman, Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates and independent business and human rights expert
- Doug Cahn, Principal, The Cahn Group, LLC
- Georgina Hallett, Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange
- Gonzalo Delgado, Advisor, Sustainable Resource Development
- Jennifer Blaha, Director in the Corporate Climate Solutions, Conservation International’s (CI) Center for Natural Climate Solutions
- John Drexhage, Advisor, Climate Change and Sustainable Resource Development
- José Ignacio Pérez, Chief Executive, Chile Copper and Codelco Services Ltd.
- Kerri Abbott, Purcasing-Supply Chain Sustainability Responsible Material Sourcing, Ford Motor Company
- Kirsten Kück, Sustainability Manager, Aurubis
- Margaret Wachenfeld, Independent
- Sacha Backes, Senior Investment Officer, with a global development finance institution
- Stefan Priggemeyer, Corporate EHS and Standardization Affairs, Wieland Werke AG
- Thomas Pfister, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, MAN Truck & Bus SE / Volkswagen Group
- Prof. Dr. Tumai Murombo, Professor, School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Victor Perez, Director of Green Mining, Corporacion Alta Ley
- Xin Zhou, General Manager, SafeFarm (Beijing) Science Company
Business Integrity: The Copper Mark uses its business integrity policy to guide The Copper Mark’s activities to help ensure that the company complies with applicable laws and best practice.
Human Rights: The Copper Mark's human rights policy, its standards, policies, processes and procedures are based on the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) together with the International Bill of Human Rights (consisting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The Policy also takes into account the Voluntary Principles for Security and Human Rights, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The policy is implemented using the human rights procedure.
The Copper Mark is financed primarily through annual fees of participating Copper Producers. The annual fee applies for each participating site and depends on the type and size of the operation. Details on the fee schedule can be accessed here. In addition, the Copper Mark benefits from a capital loan facility from the International Copper Association (ICA) and leverages funding through joint projects with partner organizations.
Read the Copper Mark’s audited financial statements here: