The Responsible Business Alliance’s Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and The Copper Mark invite you to the Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA) Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

May 11, 2022. 

Interested stakeholders will be able to provide feedback on and inputs to the 2022 revision of RRA criteria, guidelines, and format, contributing to the evolution of the tool.

The workshop will be held as a hybrid event and will take place alongside the RBA EU Conference at the Sofitel Brussels Europe. Information on the RRA and its revision process is available here.


This meeting will be conducted in the CET time zone. (Local time in Brussels, Belgium)

RRA Today

  • Grounded in the benchmarking of industry standards
  • Reflects common expectations on business operations.

RRA Tomorrow

  • Industry standards as a baseline
  • Integrates stakeholder expectations on responsible business conduct
  • Reflects evolution of human rights and environmental due diligence from soft law toward legal requirements
  • Aligns with internationally recognized frameworks for human rights and climate action

The RRA is used by over 320 mining, smelting, refining, and manufacturing sites across multiple metals including aluminum, alumina, bauxite, cobalt, copper, gold, graphite, iron ore, lead, lithium, mica, molybdenum, nickel, palladium, platinum, rare earth elements, silver, steel, tantalum, tin, tungsten, and zinc.

The RRA is both a set of criteria for responsible production and a tool for companies to assess and communicate their environmental, social and governance practices. Its main uses are:

  1. As voluntary self-assessment and self-reporting tool for minerals and metals producers and processors participating in the RMI’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process.

  2. As the foundation of the RMI's Environmental, Social, and Governance Standard for Mineral Supply Chains; and

  3. As the foundation of the Copper Mark Criteria for Responsible Production against which sites are independently assessed during the Copper Mark Assurance Process.