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 30 May 2023
Within our own business and in the metals industries more widely, we are committed to both driving and lending support to sustainability initiatives.
Responsible sourcing
We have introduced new rules that apply to all our listed brands to ensure that metal delivered against LME contracts is responsibly sourced.
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Electric vehicle battery materials
As set out in the LME Strategic Pathway, the LME is building new risk-management tools for electric vehicle battery materials.
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Lithium at the LME
View weekly prices and find out more about our plans for lithium.


The LME employs a published set of rules and regulations which forms the basis of sustaining an orderly market, membership criteria, committees and disciplinary procedures.

LMEpassport, a key component of the LME’s drive for a more sustainable future, is a new system that does away with paper certificates of analysis and provides the market with a new voluntary register of a metal’s sustainability credentials.

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