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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RMI and RCI Publish Revised Cobalt Refiner Supply Chain Due Diligence Standard

Aug 19, 2021

Collaboration Refines Tools That Support Ethical Cobalt Value Chains Globally

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The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), RESOLVE, the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and private sector partners are scaling-up legal trade in artisanal gold in Burkina Faso

Jul 20, 2021

New project will help artisanal miners connect to international markets, support refiners and downstream companies in identifying and validating legitimate artisanal gold sources

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases ESG Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

Jun 03, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

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ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies

Mar 23, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the International Tin Association (ITA) have developed a new core audit requirement document, now known as the “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies”. The Criteria are designed to align with the 3T Supplement of the internationally recognised OECD due diligence guidance, assist with the new London Metal Exchange (LME) responsible sourcing requirements, and satisfy other upcoming requirements such as the EU Minerals Due Diligence Regulation. The document brings together multiple views of complex due diligence expectations into one new harmonised text. Tin smelters can be assessed against the Criteria by assessment processes of ITA (ISAE 3000) or the RMI (ISO 19001). This work aims to improve due diligence across the tin supply chain and encourages transparency to help to streamline information requests through the supply chain.

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Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

Mar 16, 2021

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues

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New Supply Chain Tracing Project to Develop An Industry Protocol and Platform to Increase Downstream Tracing of Goods Made With Child and Forced Labor

Mar 03, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded ELEVATE a $4 million cooperative agreement to enhance tracing of goods made with child, forced labor and other exploitive practices as part of a four-year project. Through this award, ELEVATE is establishing a consortium that includes the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), Diginex Solutions, RCS Global Group, and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).

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DRC Minister of Mines Joins Cobalt Action Partnership

Dec 23, 2020

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), as the Partnership Lead of the Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP), today with CAP Implementing Partners announced that His Excellency Professor Willy Kitobo Samsoni, National Minister of Mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is joining the CAP Steering Committee. This step demonstrates a significant step to link the global desire for responsible cobalt supply chains with the important commitment of DRC government actors.

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