The metals sector is known to be at increased risk of violations of human rights, fundamental labour rights, environmental and biodiversity standards and adverse impacts on local communities. With this agreement, participants are committed to identifying, preventing and mitigating (potential) adverse impacts.
Jewellery company Kasius has signed the IRBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By participating in the agreement, the company aims to develop new ways to reduce its environmental footprint and promote responsible practices in the supply chain.
The parties to the IRBC Agreement for the Metal Sector can look back on a productive year. Trust between the parties was strengthened. This resulted in active new collaborations on themes such as health and safety in mines and the risks of child labor in metal recycling. In addition, thanks to training, companies' knowledge of international responsibility business conduct (IRBC) increased. All this can be read in the fourth annual report (2022-2023).