published a Q&A: “EU’s Flawed Reliance on Audits, Certifications for Raw Materials Rules”.

Even as the authors describe third-party audits as “inherently limited”, they explain that HRW is an IRMA board member because IRMA is “unique among mining sector standards initiatives because it is equally governed by civil society and the private sector.” And “the combination of IRMA’s equal governance system, its detailed standard, and its public audit reports makes it the comparatively strongest standard that mining companies can use to provide transparency on their conduct and practices.”