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Better Assurance for Metals and Minerals: A Conversation with IRMA and BSR

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Tuesday July 19, 2022
9:00 am-10:00 am PDT


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#Energy and Extractives, #Supply Chain


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BSR is excited to invite you to a conversation with The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) on July 19th at 9 a.m. PDT/Noon EDT/17:00 BST. This webinar is targeted to any company along metals and minerals value chains, ranging from mining companies to end users such as renewable energy, automotive, jewellery, manufacturing, technology hardware, and the financial institutions that invest in the same.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to learn more about IRMA and its unique approach to assessing practices in the mining sector.

Founded in 2006, IRMA provides a comprehensive standard covering the full range of social and environmental impacts from industrial-scale mining, and is applicable to all geographies and all mined materials.

One of the most important aspects setting the IRMA system apart from other assessments is its commitment to serve each stakeholder group equally. This tenet is grounded in equal multi-stakeholder governance of the IRMA Board of Directors. The six stakeholder houses of IRMA—mining, labor, communities, NGOs, purchasing (buyers of mined materials), and financial institutions—have equal voting power in guiding how the system operates and which elements are included in the Standard

IRMA will present the basic elements of its system, as well as an overview of current uptake, and then answer questions from the group.

We look forward to seeing you at this conversation and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Speakers

  • Caitlin Pierce, Manager, BSR
  • Rebecca Burton, Director of Corporate Engagement, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance

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