Organizations to Leverage Respective Strengths for Mica Supply Chains Globally
The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally.
Our two organizations recognize that they share a common goal and can benefit from their respective experience in addressing challenges that may occur in mineral supply chains. We both are committed to protecting human rights and developing mechanisms that will create responsible and sustainable supply chains.
In the initial phase of our agreement, we will focus on the continued development of a global standard for creating responsible mica supply chains, building on the experience that each of our organization has already gained through the implementation of our respective missions. As part of the MOU, we will further exchange information, tools and resources that enable companies to conduct due diligence on their mica supply chains and promote the understanding of mica use and applications in various industries.
The Responsible Mica Initiative will build on its strong presence in the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand to support the implementation of this agreement.
“We believe this collaboration can greatly improve conditions in mica-producing countries,” said Leah Butler, Vice President, Responsible Business Alliance.
“Companies are looking to work collectively to ensure their mineral supply chains are sustainable and this agreement will help us connect key mica producers, processors and users across multiple industries.”