The Copper Mark receives assurance applications from six new operations

The Copper Mark – an assurance framework organisation promoting responsible copper production practises – has received applications from six new participating sites and two new partner businesses.

Five of the six operations are US-based mines majority owned by Freeport-McMoRan, namely: Bagdad, Chino, Tyrone, Safford and Sierrita. The sixth is Southern Peaks Mining’s Compañía Minera Condestable SA site in Peru.

These sites will now begin a process of assessment based on the Copper Mark’s Assurance Process. The framework aims to demonstrate the copper industry’s responsible production practices and industry contribution to the United Nations SDGs.

Moreover, fabricator organisations Nexans and Halcor have both joined the Copper Mark as partners which use or rely on copper in their businesses. Both have made a public commitment to the Copper Mark’s vision and objectives promoting responsible copper production.

With these additions, the Copper Mark now has ten industry partners and 23 participating sites.

“We are delighted to secure new partners in Nexans and Halcor, both of which recognise the vital importance of the sustainable production of copper, both for the local communities within which the copper industry operates and for the wider green transition,” said The Copper Mark’s executive director Michèle Brülhart.