Nickel Institute co-publishes multi-metal due diligence standard
The Copper Mark, the International Lead Association (ILA), the International Zinc Association (IZA), the Nickel Institute and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) have published their Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc on 9 February. The five organizations collaborated to issue the Joint Standard to enable companies to comply with the London Metal Exchange (LME) Responsible Sourcing requirements. The Joint Standard takes into account the risk profile of copper, lead, nickel and zinc supply chains and is designed to enable effective due diligence for producers and/or traders of these metals. It builds on existing standards and looks to provide flexibility for multi-metal producers to include any associated metal products of their site(s) as needed.