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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.

OECD side event with participants from international RBC agreements

23-04-2021

The OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will take place on April 27 and 28 2021. During this forum, a side event about the hidden risks in mining supply chains will be organised by CNV. The focus will be on the countries Peru, Colombia and Bolivia.

Hunter Douglas leaves Metals Agreement

08-01-2021

Hunter Douglas has terminated its participation in the Metals Agreement as of the beginning of 2021.

A&M Recycling | In2Waste Solutions signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

16-12-2020

A&M Recycling | In2Waste Solutions signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector on 11 November 2020.

Nyrstar signs the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

20-11-2020

Nyrstar, an internationally operating company in the metal sector, signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector on 26 October 2020

First annual progress report International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector published

06-11-2020

The Parties that concluded the International Responsible Business Conduct Agreement for the Metals Sector has published its first annual progress report.

Krommenhoek Metals signs International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

22-10-2020

Krommenhoek Metals has signed the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector. By signing the Agreement the company will strive for a more sustainable supply chain.

International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector participates in consultation SDG Zinc Sector Roadmap

21-10-2020

UNICEF, Terre des Hommes, and the Dutch Trade Union CNV participated in an online stakeholder consultation of the International Zinc Association (IZA), who invited the organizations to gather feedback on their SDG Zinc Sector Roadmap. This collaboration between IZA, as a supporting organisation of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector, and the NGOs marks the start of further dialogue on jointly maximizing contributions in reaching the SDGs in the zinc industry.

Increased European awareness for the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector

02-04-2020

A joint meeting of the International RBC Agreement for the Metals Sector and Eurometaux resulted in increased European awareness about the Agreement. Also, the idea was born to communicate jointly about metals supply chains due diligence and to share know-how on supply chain due diligence more intensively.

Successful Due Diligence Kick-Off Session

13-12-2019

Companies active in the metals sector have gained more insight into how to get started with their due diligence. During the Kick-off Session on this subject, the companies were introduced to the Maturity Assessment Tool (MAT) for due diligence. This tool provides insight into the level of companies’ due diligence performance and helps them to further improve on this. The knowledge acquired at the session shall enable the companies put international responsible business conduct (RBC) into practice.