The Copper Mark meets the core expectations for good governance and robust, credible, assurance. Core elements in this regard include:
- The Copper Mark is an separate legal entity, governed by a Board of Directors with an equal representation of industry and non-industry members. It is committed to include impacted stakeholders in its decision-making bodies.
- The Copper Mark Assurance Framework is based on the independent third-party assessment to be completed at site level. The results of the third-party assessment determine whether a site receives The Copper Mark certificate.
- The results of every site assessments are published in a summary assessment report, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement, as well as linking to other publicly available information to maximise transparency.
- The Copper Mark is designed as a commitment to responsible practices, expressed through a Letter of Commitment. Continuous improvement is embedded throughout every aspect of the organization.