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Parties to the Metals Agreement visit the A&M Group

29-07-2022

How do you work together on due diligence in the metals sector? And what challenges and opportunities does this bring? During a working visit to the A&M Group (A&M Recycling and In2Waste Solutions), the parties to the Metals Agreement discussed this with each other.

Side event OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains: responsible sourcing for a just energy transition

20-04-2022

The 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will take place on 2-6 May 2022. CNV International and other members of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector will be organising an official partner session during the Forum. The side event offers the opportunity the learn more about a multi-stakeholder approach to identify and mitigate the hidden risks of the global energy transition in key mining supply chains.

Agreement launches due diligence tool

24-03-2022

The International RBC Agreement for the Metals sector launches a new online due diligence tool for companies. This allows companies to meet their due diligence obligations, monitor progress and improve their processes in an easy way.

Investigating health and safety risks in mines in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia

21-03-2022

The parties to the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector are investigating the health and safety risks for miners in Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. Among others, silver, copper, zinc, lead and molybdenum are extracted in these mines for Dutch companies.

Gooimeer signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

09-11-2021

Gooimeer, trader and supplier of steel sheet piles, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing the agreement, the company wants to create more awareness among its own employees and in the industry.

Annual report Metals Agreement: progress made in second year

08-11-2021

Companies that participate in the international RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector have made progress in the second year despite COVID-19 restrictions. This can be read in the annual report 2020-2021 of the agreement. For example, more companies are making use of the due diligence tools and international RBC is increasingly being incorporated into policy and management systems. The agreement also welcomed five new participants last year.

Tineke Lambooy new chairperson Metals Agreement

08-11-2021

Prof. dr. Tineke Lambooy is the new chairperson of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. In the agreement, metal companies, NGOs, trade unions and the government work together to tackle and prevent abuses in the field of human rights and the environment in the metal chains.

Van Peperzeel signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

24-09-2021

Van Peperzeel, collector of old batteries, accumulators and metals, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, the company aims to make a maximum and responsible contribution to the circular economy.

Raak Metals Groep signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

08-09-2021

Raak Metals Groep, specialist in metal recycling, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, the company aims to contribute to the responsible collection and processing of scrap metals.

Smart-M signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

17-05-2021

Smart-M, producer of semi-finished products in the metal sector, has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing this agreement, Smart-M commits to taking responsibility for all aspects in its supply chain.