Stakeholder and Partner engagement is a key pillar of the Responsible Mineral Initiative’s efforts, as highlighted in the RMI’s Theory of Change.
The RMI collaborates with other programs that address mineral sourcing issues from an industry perspective. Please click on the image for a mineral supply chain framework infographic that includes many of the programs and initiatives listed below.
The RMI also regularly engages external stakeholders through monthly RMI multi-stakeholder calls, a Standards Advisory Group and individual meetings. The RMI multi-stakeholder group is open to RMI members and non-members. If you are interested in joining, or for more information, please email RMI@ResponsibleBusiness.org.
In addition to industry partners, the RMI works with governments, NGOs, international organizations, and other key stakeholders in mineral supply chains.
The RMI participates in external bodies, including:
- Better Sourcing Program (BSP) – Advisory Committee Member
- CAPAZ’s CRAFT Market Entry Standard - Advisory Group and Standard Committee Member
- DELVE - Steering Committee Member
- European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) – Launching Partner and Board Member
- International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) – Audit Committee, International Industry Representative
- ITRI Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) - Advisory Committee Member
- OECD Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) – Participant
- Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) – Member
- Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.) - Member
- US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee – Member
The RMI currently has standing cooperation agreements or cross-recognition agreements with multiple industry initiatives, including but not limited to:
- Responsible Cobalt Initiative
- International Tin Association
- International Copper Association
- Responsible Mica Initiative
- Responsible Jewellery Council
- London Bullion Market Association
For a non-exhaustive list of industry associations the RMI collaborates with on minerals beyond 3TG and cobalt, please visit the Minerals Due Diligence: Other Minerals page on the RMI website.
Public Private Initiatives the RMI Engages
The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) is a public-private partnership aiming to stimulate the demand for and supply of responsibly sourced minerals from conflict-affected and high risk areas. The EPRM serves as a knowledge platform where organizations can share knowledge on due diligence. It also supports activities to improve the conditions in mining areas in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The EPRM currently focuses on the 3TG minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold).
The Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) is a multi-sector and multi-stakeholder initiative to support supply chain solutions to responsibly sourced minerals challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of Central Africa. The PPA provides funding and coordination support to organizations working within the region to develop verifiable conformant supply chains, align chain-of-custody programs and practices, encourage responsible sourcing from the region, promote transparency, and bolster in-region civil society and governmental capacity.