Launch ISO Guidance Principles Secondary Metals Confirmed

secondary metalsGeneva, 23 March 2017 The launch of the ISO guidance principles for the sustainable management of secondary metals will be held in Geneva, 28 April. WRF and its partners will organise the launch as a side event of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, which will be held from 24 April to 5 May 2017, at the International Geneva Conference Centre (CICG).

The SRI Roundtable has convened a socalled International Workshop Agreement (IWA) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to consult with key stakeholders about the development of ‘Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals’ (Guidance Principles).The Guidance Principles will provide a credible global framework for the sustainable management of secondary metals. Find more information here.

The Guidance Principles aim to provide guidance to economic operators (e.g. individuals, micro-, small and medium enterprises, large enterprises) in addition to governments, sustainability standard organisations, CSOs and other interested parties willing to improve practices in the sustainable management of secondary metals. The Guidance Principles differentiate between various types and scales of activities along the secondary metal value chain and as such do not prescribe a ‘one size fits all’ approach. The Guidance Principles also assist those that wish to demonstrate that their practices comply with the assurance systems and traceability schemes.

The tentative schedule of all side events can be downloaded here (PDF).

secondary metalsThis ISO IWA process is a consensus building one and has included 4 workshop sessions followed by public reviews.This activity is directed by the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) on behalf of the International Standards Organization (ISO) and supervised by the SRI Roundtable, which is hosted by the World Resources Forum (WRF). Please contact us if you want to be involved in the project.