The DRAFT Chain of Custody Standard 2.0 is designed to provide baseline requirements for tracing material coming from any IRMA-audited mine through the downstream processing of minerals into products, all the way to the end consumer.
We welcome input from all stakeholders and Indigenous rights holders to help us shape the IRMA Chain of Custody Standard.
Chain of Custody is the concept of tracking the flow of mined materials from the original point of extraction, through purchasing and trading of those materials, down through processing into more finished components, to the point of manufacture into end products people use every day – including cars, jewelry, electronics, buildings, solar panels and more.
We invite you to contribute
Since its founding, IRMA has been a forum where all stakeholders and Indigenous rights holders with an interest in mining can provide perspectives on what it means to mine more responsibly and work together to define best practices.
Public consultation open for the Chain of Custody Standard
IRMA develops its Standards via a robust public consultation process following international good practice.
Transparently issuing the draft IRMA Chain of Custody Standard and inviting all to contribute comments on the Standard follows the IRMA Standard Development Process and ensures we are accountable to all stakeholders and Indigenous rights holders. This allows for the incorporation of requirements that follow best practice to provide a global chain of custody framework for mined materials flowing from IRMA-audited mines.
All are invited to give input. The public consultation period runs from October 26, 2023 to January 26, 2024. All comments will be considered carefully – a summary of comments and IRMA’s responses will be provided after the consultation period ends. In addition to the instructions below, additional resources, including the full text of the IRMA Chain of Custody Standard as PDF or spreadsheet, are available to aid your comments.
Introductory Chain of Custody webinar
Recordings of the 21 November Chain of Custody introductory webinar are available in the Webinar section below in English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.