Within our own business and in the metals and mining industries more widely, we are committed to both driving and lending support to sustainability initiatives.

Alongside our recent discussion paper which outlines our vision to make metals the cornerstone of a sustainable future, you'll find a range of resources below which give further details on the different aspects of the LME's plan.

Discussion Paper - August 2020

In August 2020 we issued a discussion paper on LME Sustainability, which sets out our vision, approach and specific plans in respect of expanding the vital role the metals and mining industries play in transitioning to a sustainable future.

The discussion period closed on 24 September 2020 and we will share the findings of the discussion process in due course. 

Discussion paper documents

Additional resources

For summary factsheets on each of the key areas of the LME's Sustainability strategy, visit our additional resources page

Listen again to our recent webinar with our Chief Sustainability Officer Georgina Hallett and Chief Executive Matthew Chamberlain, discussing the vital role which the metals and mining industries play in transitioning to a sustainable future.

We published a separate discussion paper on LMEpassport, our new digital register. The discussion period for this paper also closed on 24 September 2020.

“We believe we can collectively make metals the cornerstone of sustainability”

Matthew Chamberlain gives a short introduction to the LME’s Sustainability strategy.

Related initiatives 

LME-ASI memorandum of understanding

The London Metal Exchange (LME) and the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) have developed a Memorandum of Understanding to underpin collaboration on responsible aluminium value chains.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Use of ASI Certification to evidence aluminium brands’ compliance with LME responsible sourcing requirements which are centred on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance
  • The potential use of ASI Certification, metrics and audits to support LME initiatives to bring together buyers and sellers interested in aluminium with sustainability assurance
  • LME input into ASI monitoring and evaluation projects
  • Other relationship-strengthening activities that can promote the shared values of both organisations.

Mining Journal Stakeholder Engagement Programme

We are pleased to be a part of Mining Journal's Stakeholder Engagement Programme. The initiative aims to create a forum where resources companies can engage with investors, employees, governments, end users and civil society groups; and where stakeholders can engage with and better understand the mining industry.

Visit Mining Journal's website to access a comprehensive information hub featuring blog posts, podcasts, videos, interviews and more addressing some of the wide-ranging topics of discussion surrounding the mining industry today, and be part of the conversation. 


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