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RMI and The Copper Mark Release Responsible Mineral and Metal Criteria Guide Version 3.0

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On October 19, 2023, the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and The Copper Mark introduced the Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and a joint Criteria Guide, version 3.0. These guidelines establish criteria for responsible mineral and metal production, sourcing, processing, and recycling, encompassing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects. The RRA, initially created in 2017, will undergo alignment with RMI's ESG Standard and expand to include supply chain risks. Version 3.0 takes effect from January 1, 2024, and The Copper Mark will require its participants to adhere to it. The revision is aligned with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and OECD due diligence, aiming to enhance industry-specific ESG practices. Multiple stakeholders contributed to this update, fostering dialogue on responsible mineral production practices. 

Stakeholders can view and download the RRA and Criteria Guide here on the RMI website and here on The Copper Mark website.


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