passed a resolution on a European strategy for critical raw materials.

In the document, the parliament “welcomes the EU’s commitment to responsible and sustainable sourcing and encourages the Commission to take the Standard for Responsible Mining developed by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance as a starting point, […] stressing the need to mobilise more state and private actors to also subscribe to and implement sustainability standards.”

This standard was developed by a multi-sector coalition consisting of mining companies, purchasing companies (such as jewelers and electronics manufacturers), NGOs, labour unions and mining affected communities. Also, IUCN NL and its partner organizations that are committed to the protection of vulnerable ecosystems have actively provided input during the consultation rounds.”