Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector.

1. What are the conditions to participate?

A company can participate if:

  • it uses metals;
  • it submits a motivation;
  • there is no objection on the part of the other parties to the participation of the new company;
  • it makes an annual financial contribution;
  • it signs the following official documents:
    • Agreement
    • Confidentiality Protocol
    • Assignment Agreement

2. How much does it cost to participate?
Company size
entry fee
0 – 25
26 – 250
251 – 5.000
> 5.000

3. What is expected of my company if I participate?
  • Implementing due diligence in line with the OECD Guidelines and the UNGPs;
  • Participation in one of the working groups:
    • Working Group on Due Diligence
    • Working Group on Collective Actions and Upscaling
    • Working Group on Sustainable Secondary Materials Supply Chains;
  • Collaboration with other participants in the agreement;
  • Internal and external communication about the agreement and due diligence results.

4. What is the difference between the agreement and other sustainability initiatives?

Comparison RBC initiatives

5. What instruments does the agreement offer for implementing due diligence?