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Approved partners

This section will be updated regularly, with LME approved standards (for track A), auditors, alignment assessors and ISO equivalent certification programmes once applications are successful.

Recognised  alignment-assessed standards (track A)

Standard   Proof point 
ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria assessed with the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process* RMAP Summary Assessment Report and RMAP Conformance Certificate
Tin Code (Standard 7.3 Responsible Sourcing) assessed with the ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria* Provide a Tin Code Report with Standard 7.3 fully met and third-party verified
Joint Due Diligence Standard* assessed with the Copper Mark Assurance Process or Responsible Minerals Assurance Process

Copper Mark Summary Report demonstrating that the LME Brand fully meets or partially meets the conformance criteria of the Joint Due Diligence Standard

OR

RMAP Summary Assessment Report demonstrating that the LME Brand is in conformance with the Joint Due Diligence Standard

*conditional upon implementation alignment assessment (see LME Policy 5.2 (i))

Approved alignment assessment companies

Company  Contact details 
Kumi Consulting Ltd https://kumi.consulting/contact 
RCS Global Ltd https://www.rcsglobal.com/contact
TDI Sustainability https://tdi-sustainability.com/contact-us/ 
TUV Thuringen (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. info@tuv-thuringen.com.cn

Approved audit companies

Company  Contact details 
Arche Advisors  info@archeadvisors.com
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP (Deloitte China)
RAMN@deloitte.com.cn
KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd  sustainability@jp.kpmg.com 

RCS Global Ltd

https://www.rcsglobal.com/contact 

Approved equivalent certification programmes (ISO)

If you would like to utilise an alternative programme as part of the LME’s responsible sourcing requirements to either the ISO 14001 and / or ISO 45001, then please refer to our guidance document or reach out to the LME team (responsiblesourcing@LME.com).

ISO 14001 – environmental management system certification

Programme name

Relevant point of equivalency

 Proof point

Copper Mark

Criteria 14. Environmental Management System from the Copper Mark Criteria Guide for the Risk Readiness Assessment February 2020, assured through the Copper Mark Assurance Process

Provide a Copper Mark Summary Assessment Report with this criterion shown as “Fully Meets”

Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM)

  • Biodiversity Management Protocol
  • Crisis Management Protocol
  • Climate Change Protocol
  • Tailings Management Protocol (as applicable)
  • Water Stewardship Protocol
  • Responsible Sourcing Alignment Supplement: 4. Environmental Stewardship, #18 Environmental Risk Management

Provide Externally Verified results from the listed TSM protocols showing Level A or above, “Yes” for the Supplement criteria, and “Yes” for the three indicators in the Crisis protocol. Versions listed are Canadian versions.

ISO 45001 / OHSAS 18001 – occupational health and safety management certification

Programme name

Relevant point of equivalency

Proof point 

Copper Mark

Criteria 12. Occupational Health and Safety from the Copper Mark Criteria Guide for the Risk Readiness Assessment February 2020, assured through the Copper Mark Assurance Process

Provide a Copper Mark Summary Assessment Report with this criterion shown as “Fully Meets”

Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM)

Safety and Health Protocol

Provide Externally Verified results from the TSM Safety and Health Protocol showing Level A or above. Versions listed are Canadian versions.