The Nickel Institute is pleased to announce the publication of the Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. The Joint Standard can be accessed here.
For the past year, the Nickel Institute has been collaborating with The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA),and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) to develop a joint Standard to enable companies to comply with the London Metal Exchange (LME) Responsible Sourcing requirements. With this collaboration, partner organizations expect to significantly reduce administrative burdens, minimize costs and provide a mechanism for brands to meet LME requirements using a single framework.
In 2021, Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc sites may utilize the Joint Standard as a stand-alone assurance to demonstrate responsible sourcing.
For more information, please see the joint communication here.