LME Responsible Sourcing

The LME has introduced responsible sourcing requirements for all brands listed for good delivery on the LME.

This section will continue to grow, with additional resources, documents and guidance being published here. If you would like to be informed of any new documents or keep updated with the latest responsible sourcing related news, please email responsiblesourcing@lme.com


Overview and education

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LME responsible sourcing requirements

* Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this table shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the LME Policy on Responsible Sourcing of LME-Listed Brands ("the Policy"). In case of discrepancy, the Policy shall prevail over this table.


Responsible sourcing market engagement history 

Please utilise the LME responsible sourcing requirements section on this webpage to view the latest rules on responsible sourcing at the LME. This section purely acts as a reference to the market engagement completed during the processes of defining the requirements. 

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.


Any Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any matters relating to responsible sourcing at the LME, please email responsiblesourcing@lme.com