RMI goals and programs support a number of conventions and codes such as:
The International Labor Organization’s Minimum Age Convention (1973) and the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention (1999) call for member states to enact and enforce laws to prevent child labor.
The United Nation’s Guiding Principles On Business and Human Rights which establishes principles that business should adopt to protect human rights.
The OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas and accompanying implementation guidelines, Practical actions for companies to identify and address the worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chain, combine to offer companies due diligence steps that they should introduce in their supply chains. RMI programs fulfil implementation of Step 3 of Practical actions that call for businesses to “design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risk.”
RMI’s program pillars also implement elements of eight of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that set a global standard for international development and social and economic growth.