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Over 15% of copper now produced by Copper Mark-awarded sites

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Global Mining Review,

The Copper Mark has awarded its standard to six new participating sites in 1Q22. With these additions, the Copper Mark has now been awarded to 24 participating sites.

The new sites include:

  • Los Bronces (Anglo American, Chile).
  • El Soldado (Anglo American, Chile).
  • Chagres (Anglo American, Chile).
  • Highland Valley Copper (Teck Resources Limited, Canada).
  • Chino (Freeport McMoRan Inc, US).
  • Tyrone (Freeport McMoRan Inc, US).

Through these successful participants, the Copper Mark has achieved an important milestone of awarding over 20 sites with the Copper Mark standard. Between them, these sites produce more than 15% of copper globally, marking significant progress towards promoting responsible production practices throughout the copper industry.

Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark, comments:

“We are delighted to be able to award the Copper Mark to these new sites from our long-standing partner Freeport McMoRan, as well as our newer partners Anglo American and Teck Resources. This brings the overall number of Copper Mark-awarded sites to 24, which together produce over 15% of global copper. This is a significant milestone for The Copper Mark, as it demonstrates the growing commitment of stakeholders from all parts of the copper value chain to support and promote responsible production practises.”

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