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14 July 2022

In a comparison of eleven mineral resources sustainability initiatives, German Government Research body Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) has highlighted ASI’s leading position with respect to governance, supply chain coverage and standards issues addressed.

While among the youngest of the assessed sustainability standards systems, ASI is one of only two ISEAL Code Compliant members in the cohort and scores the maximum “high-level” in six out of the seven governance criteria assessed – the only scheme to do so. These 6 areas covered ASI’s multi-stakeholder governance structure, ISEAL Code Compliance, audit approach, level of third party verification, auditor accreditation requirements, and complaints and whistle-blowing mechanism. ASI’s coverage of the whole value-chain and comprehensive range of sustainability issues were also noted.

The BGR study “Sustainability Standard Systems for Mineral Resources, A Comparative Overview – 2022” was conducted to support advice and information on issues of sustainability in mining and mineral supply chain. It is a follow-up analysis of the study “Sustainability Schemes for Mineral Resources: A comparative Overview” (Kickler & Franken, 2017).


Download the full report on the BGR website


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