Responsible Sourcing – LME position paper

The LME has published a position paper (in October 2018) outlining new proposals for responsible sourcing of metal by listed brands.

We are seeking feedback from the market on the detailed proposals, which include:

  • A requirement that all brands undertake an OECD “red-flag” assessment to determine “higher” or “lower” focus classification (except for “automatic higher-focus metals” which include cobalt and tin)
  • A special transitional provision for cobalt to enable LME to take action against brands where the market already demonstrates responsible sourcing concerns

LME proposed framework 

If you would like to feedback please email us by 30 November 2018.