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SMETA Audit (4 Pillars)

Sedex is a membership organisation that provides an online platform for companies to manage and improve working conditions in their global supply chains.

Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) is Sedex’s social auditing standard, which businesses can use to assess a supplier’s working conditions, across the areas of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics, to improve performance and signal zero tolerance of human rights abuses such as child and forced labour.

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SA8000 Standard

Social Accountability International is a global non-governmental organisation advancing human rights in the workplace, which curates the SA8000 Standard.

The Standard and accompanying certification system provide a framework for organizations of all types, in any industry, to operate in a way that respects workers' rights and demonstrates their adherence to high social performance.

The Standard emphasises strong management systems, worker engagement and a culture of continuous improvement.

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RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) Tungsten Standard

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally.

RMAP is a programme curated by the RMI that assesses smelters of tin, tungsten and tantalum, and refiners of gold and cobalt.

The RMAP standards are developed to meet the requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, and related requirements of Regulation 2017/821 of the European Parliament and Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd Frank Act.

RMAP focuses on "pinch points” in the supply chain (points with relatively few actors), and uses independent third-party assessment of management systems and sourcing practices, with a risk-based approach, to validate conformance.

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RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) Tin and Tantalum Standard

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally.

RMAP is a programme curated by the RMI that assesses smelters of tin, tungsten and tantalum, and refiners of gold and cobalt.

The RMAP standards are developed to meet the requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, and related requirements of Regulation 2017/821 of the European Parliament and Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd Frank Act.

RMAP focuses on "pinch points” in the supply chain (points with relatively few actors), and uses independent third-party assessment of management systems and sourcing practices, with a risk-based approach, to validate conformance.

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RMI Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) Gold Standard

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally.

RMAP is a programme curated by the RMI that assesses smelters of tin, tungsten and tantalum, and refiners of gold and cobalt.

The RMAP standards are developed to meet the requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, and related requirements of Regulation 2017/821 of the European Parliament and Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd Frank Act.

RMAP focuses on "pinch points” in the supply chain (points with relatively few actors), and uses independent third-party assessment of management systems and sourcing practices, with a risk-based approach, to validate conformance.

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RMI Global Responsible Sourcing Due Diligence Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally.

The RMI Global Responsible Sourcing Due Diligence Standard for Mineral Supply Chains works alongside other RMI standards for specific minerals. It follows the same approach as other RMI standards, of establishing auditable frameworks for adherence to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, designed to combat conflict financing and human rights abuses in mineral supply chains.

Companies with facilities classed as processors, integrated processing and mining operations, independent mining operations, upstream traders and/or exporters are eligible to use the Standard. The Standard is not available to artisanal and small scale miners.

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RMI Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Standard for Mineral Supply Chains 

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally.

The RMI's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard provides a set of criteria for facility level assessment, applicable to mineral processors, smelters and refiners, including those integrated with mine sites. It significantly extends the RMI’s scope, as the organisation had previously been focused on adherence to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

The RMI’s ESG Standard includes environmental criteria, occupational health and safety provisions, social obligations and governance requirements.

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RMI Cobalt Refiner Supply Chain Due Diligence Standard

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is a membership organisation that encourages the responsible sourcing of minerals globally. The Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI) is dedicated to identifying, preventing and systemically addressing social and environmental challenges in the cobalt supply chain.

The Cobalt Refiner Supply Chain Due Diligence Standard was developed by the RCI and the RMI. The standard creates enabling conditions for companies to exercise due diligence over cobalt supply chains in accordance with the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Minerals Supply Chains and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.

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RJC Code of Practices

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is a standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry.

The RJC Code of Practices establishes benchmarks for responsible business practices throughout the jewellery supply chain, from mine to retail. It sets out a common standard for ethical, social, human rights and environmental practices, and certification against the Code of Practices is mandatory for all RJC member companies.

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RJC Chain of Custody

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is a standard-setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry.

The RJC Chain of Custody certification is applicable to gold and platinum group metals, and is designed to promote traceability and give assurances on how products and materials have been sourced and processed through the supply chain. The certification is voluntary for RJC member companies, which may undertake it once after they have been successfully certified against the RJC Code of Practices.

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ResponsibleSteel Standard

ResponsibleSteel is an international, non-profit multi-stakeholder membership organisation and certification initiative.

The ResponsibleSteel Standard contains twelve principles for the responsible sourcing and production of steel, across a broad range of environmental, social and governance topics.

The Standard aims to maximise steel's contribution to a sustainable society. It sets benchmark levels of company performance in the implementation of its principles so as to encourage broad participation by businesses while meeting the expectations of civil society stakeholders.

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ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelters

The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) encourage the responsible sourcing of minerals from Conflict-Affected an High Risk Areas (CAHRAs), and, where relevant, artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) producers. To incentivize and improve supply chain due diligence in the tin value chain, ITA and RMI collaborated to issue these joint Assessment Criteria for tin smelting companies. This document sets forth the criteria for determining conformance with RMI and ITA program requirements, the OECD Guidance, as well as regulatory requirements on minerals due diligence.

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IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) is a multi-stakeholder body created to meet global demand for more socially and environmentally responsible mining.

The Standard for Responsible Mining v.1.0 was created by IRMA through a multi-year collaborative process, led by a multi-stakeholder board of directors. The Standard is designed to support 4 overarching principles: Business integrity; Planning and Managing for Positive Legacies; Social Responsibility; and Environmental Responsibility.

The IRMA certification is third-party assured against a comprehensive standard for all mined materials (except thermal coal) from industrial-scale mines.

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GRI Mining and Metals Sector Supplement

GRI is the world's most widely-used source of guidance for impact reporting, providing transparency for organisational impacts on the economy, the environment, and people.

The Mining and Metals Sector Supplement is a sector-specific guidance on reporting practices, reflecting the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines.

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Code of Risk-mitigation for ASM engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT)

The Code of Risk-Mitigation for ASM Engaging in Formal Trade (CRAFT) is a multi-stakeholder, open-source market entry standard, developed by the Alliance for Responsible Mining and RESOLVE.

CRAFT enables ASM gold producers to access formal markets by proactively facilitating due diligence of their supply chains at the earliest stage of their development.

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ASI Chain of Custody Standard

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) is a membership initiative, designed to drive responsible production, sourcing and stewardship in the global aluminium value chain.

The ASI Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard complements the ASI Performance Standard, and is voluntary for ASI Members, though encouraged. The CoC Standard sets out a framework for the creation of a Chain of Custody for relevant material, including ASI aluminium.

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