IRMA would like to warmly thank all the people who have participated in the public-comment period that ended on 26 January to inform the revision of our Standards.

Through our live consultation webinars, our online platform, and direct engagement, we have collected about 2,000 individual lines of comments, submitted by more than 80 organizations spread across all continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia).

Building upon 5 years of implementation, learning, and continuous stakeholder engagement on the Standard, the IRMA Secretariat is now consolidating and processing all these comments and recommendations. Additional Expert Working Groups are being convened where necessary.

Subject to the approval of IRMA’s equally-governed multi-stakeholder Board, we hope to launch the IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining and Mineral Processing V2.0  before the end of the year, together with a public report on the comment period and the rationale for the final changes made and approved. We hope to also launch the IRMA Chain of Custody Standard this year, also subject to Board’s approval.