The RMI is committed to engaging external stakeholders in the development and oversight of the RMI's programs, audit requirements, and guidance documents. The RMI will post any items for public review and comment on this webpage and will discuss these items on its quarterly multi-stakeholder call, member plenary call and in other forums.
Risk Readiness Revision 2021-2023
The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Copper Mark are revising the Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) Criteria and corresponding Criteria Guide in 2021 / 2023.
A second round of public consultation on the draft Criteria and Criteria Guide has been opened and runs from March 1st 2023 to April 1st 2023.
The documents that consititue the basis for the public consultation are available here:
DRAFT Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) Criteria (Also available in Spanish)
DRAFT Criteria Guide (Also available in Chinese and Spanish)
To participate in the public consultations:
- Send your feedback through the on-line form
- Join a live workshop from the series that RMI is holding together with its partner the Copper Mark through the links below:
Registration Link and Slides
8 March 2023 4pm CET / 10am EST
10 March 2023 4pm CET / 10am EST
15 March 2023 8pm EST / 11am AET
16 March 2023 4pm CET / 10am EST
- You may also send feedback directly to us using RMI@responsiblebusiness.org. In this case, please provide contact information to allow us to follow up with any questions.
All feedback will be logged and reviewed for the finalization of the Criteria and Criteria Guide.
The publication of the final document is planned for July 2023.
The Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) is is a set of Criteria that serve as a common standard of reference for the management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in mineral supply chains.
Starting in 2021, the RMI has led a revision process of the RRA in collaboration with the Copper Mark, and guided by the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code of Good Practice Version 6.0.
The revision primarily aims to:
- Ensure the recognition and acceptance of the RRA as a credible set of criteria for responsible mineral production practices by key stakeholder groups;
- Expand the applicability of the RRA criteria to downstream companies, in particular to the manufacturers.;
- Update the RRA requirements for enhanced alignment with recognized international frameworks and due diligence expectations articulated in regulations.