RMI Upstream Mechanism Recognition Update - June 2023

Jun 13, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the RMI received ITSCI’s OECD Alignment Assessment Report, together with ITSCI’s expression of interest to apply for RMI recognition. The RMI is sharing this update so smelters and auditors engaged in the Responsible Minerals Assurance Program (RMAP) and other stakeholders are aware of the upcoming schedule and implications for 2023 RMAP assessments.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Standards Recognized by the London Metal Exchange

Apr 18, 2023

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the RMI’s Global Responsible Sourcing Due Diligence Standard for Mineral Supply Chains - All Minerals has achieved recognition by the London Metal Exchange (LME). This is the sixth RMI standard to be conditionally approved by the LME and it is an important due diligence tool for battery materials and the green energy transition.

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ITSCI and the RMI Reach a Shared Understanding Regarding RMI Recognition

Jan 23, 2023

Through continued constructive dialogue, the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) have clarified and confirmed both organisations’ mutual understanding of the engagement, process, and commitments regarding the RMI recognition Process for ITSCI as an upstream mechanism.

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ITSCI and the RMI Engage in Constructive Dialogue

Dec 02, 2022

ITSCI and the RMI share the goal of enabling responsible sourcing and have engaged in a constructive dialogue regarding RMI recognition of ITSCI as an upstream system. Both organizations are committed to continue constructive engagement and communication, including with members, auditees, and stakeholders. To that end, ITSCI and the RMI held in-depth discussions last week to enhance common understanding of recognition and meaningful due diligence.

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RMI and the Copper Mark Launch Public Consultation on Revised Criteria for Responsible Minerals and Metals

May 02, 2022

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Copper Mark today announced the launch of a public consultation on the draft Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) and Criteria Guide. The consultation is available to all interested stakeholders and will be open from May 2 to July 1, 2022.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Announces Next Steps on ASM Cobalt Sourcing

Mar 03, 2022

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), has confirmed its next steps in supporting the responsible sourcing of artisanal cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Multi-metal Coalition’s Joint Standard recognised by the London Metal Exchange

Dec 16, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), and the Nickel Institute are pleased to announce that their Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc (Joint Standard) has been recognised as a conditionally approved standard for Track A of Responsible Sourcing Requirements by the London Metal Exchange (LME).

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases New Global Standard for All-Minerals Due Diligence

Dec 15, 2021

Standard Helps Companies Align with OECD Guidance and Meet Regulatory Requirements

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RMI-TDI Material Insights Platform Strengthens Supply Chain ESG Due Diligence

Dec 09, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and TDi Sustainability today announced the recent launch of their Material Insights Platform, which supports responsible sourcing practices by providing insights into environmental, social and governance data associated with crucial raw materials.

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