The Copper Mark Chain of Custody Standard allows for product level claims.
THE CHAIN OF CUSTODY STANDARD
The Copper Mark Chain of Custody Standard sets the rules to support product-level claims related to “Copper Mark copper.” It seeks to increase transparency in copper supply chains and to bring responsibly sourced copper to the market.
The Chain of Custody Standard is a voluntary add-on option to an assessment against the Copper Mark Criteria. It defines the requirements for a system of control and transparency for copper-containing products that move through a supply chain.
For mines, smelters, refiners, and other supply chain actors (e.g., semis-fabricators) that are eligible to participate in the Copper Mark, conformance with the Copper Mark Criteria is a pre-requisite to complete the Chain of Custody Standard, though both assessments may be done at the same time.
For supply chain actors further downstream (e.g., manufacturing, end users), the Chain of Custody Standard can be used as a standalone framework.
THE CHAIN OF CUSTODY STANDARD PILOT
The Copper Mark is working with interested actors throughout the copper supply chain to pilot the standard.
The main objectives of the pilot are:
- To demonstrate the feasibility of bringing an end-product containing “Copper Mark copper” to market.
- To test the feasibility and auditability of the Chain of Custody Standard.
Feedback from the pilot will be incorporated into the Chain of Custody Standard and the Copper Mark Assurance Process.
If you are interested to learn more about this pilot or the Chain of Custody Standard, please contact Hillary Amster (Hillary.firstname.lastname@example.org).