International Workshop Agreement on Sustainable Critical Minerals Supply Chains proposed by Standards Australia
As a result of the work of ISO’s Strategic Advisory Group on Critical Minerals, a proposal for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) on Sustainable critical minerals supply chains is being progressed by Standards Australia.
As noted in the final report of ISO’s Strategic Advisory Group critical mineral resources, and related industries through the supply chain, are essential to the energy transition underway. There is a need for significant global collaboration to create an environment that supports effective and efficient industry activities to meet increasing international requirements/demand, while upholding sustainability principles. There are a wide range of sustainability services and frameworks available to industry provided by third parties. These sustainability tools may differ and overlap in areas. This can increase complexity and create difficulties for those seeking to select the most appropriate tool, and establish if it is fit for purpose. The purpose of this IWA is to support the understanding of the range of sustainability tools available which will in turn assist in improving an organization’s sustainability outcomes.
Standards Australia invites all interested stakeholders to join the development of this ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA).
Workshop meeting dates:
1. Thursday 15 - Friday 16 February 2024 (in person)
2. Week commencing 15 April (in person with hybrid component)
A virtual briefing for Australian stakeholders will be held from 12pm – 1pm (AEDT) on Thursday 30th November. Please email email@example.com to receive details to join and a summary of topics to be discussed.
Standards Australia will host additional briefing for the wider international audience in December 2023 as follows;
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