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).
Dec 15, 2021
Standard Helps Companies Align with OECD Guidance and Meet Regulatory Requirements
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.
Aug 19, 2021
Collaboration Refines Tools That Support Ethical Cobalt Value Chains Globally
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
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.
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.
Mar 16, 2021
New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
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).
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.
Apr 21, 2020
The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and RCS Global Group (RCS Global) have announced a new strategic partnership to scale their existing efforts to drive continual improvements in the production of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Nov 13, 2019
The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies,” which clarify a common upstream and downstream view of due diligence requirements for the tin supply chain.