LME Responsible Sourcing

The LME is introducing responsible sourcing requirements for all brands listed for good delivery on the LME.

We've launched a series of webinars explaining various aspects of the requirements. You can now listen to the first one in the series which gives an overview of the requirements, and register for the second in the series coming on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Find out more on our events page.


The rules being implemented are underpinned by the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, using the following framework:

LME responsible sourcing

The LME has completed extensive market engagement and worked with a variety of industry bodies to reach this point, and would like to thank all the market participants who have engaged with the LME throughout this process.

Overview documents

For an overview of the LME's requirements on responsible sourcing, please see the following links:


Download the LME requirements on responsible sourcing.

* Translated versions of overview of LME responsible sourcing:

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Consultation on responsible sourcing

From 23 April 2019 to 30 June 2019, the LME ran a consultation on the implementation of responsible sourcing requirements. The consultation and
all associated appendices and the LME’s analysis of the feedback can be downloaded below:  

Position paper on responsible sourcing

In October 2018, the LME launched its position paper on responsible sourcing, which laid out the LME's proposed route forward for responsible sourcing in order to receive market feedback and ensure that its proposals were meaningful, balanced and fair. The LME's analysis of this feedback can be found in its feedback analysis report.