Potential members can request an application form. You will receive a set of forms and that you are asked to fill in and sign. By doing so, members accept the basics of EPRM as stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Our membership period runs on a calendar year basis, from January to December. Members signing up in the last quarter of the year (from October 1 onwards) are granted three months of free membership and are automatically enrolled for the next calendar year term. The procedure to become a member includes a due diligence check. Information on this check will be send to you during the application process. You can find the criteria per pillar below as well as the different constituency guidelines.

EPRM

Private sector criteria

  • Not be listed on the United Nations sanctions list or any EU sanctions list.
  • Having implemented or implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance framework for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, or a sincere commitment to implement at short notice.
  • Moving towards alignment with the goals of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Before becoming a participant, companies have to show that they meet the above criteria.

Constituency guidelines supply chain actors.

Civil Society criteria

  • Organisations should have a proven track record of experience in the field of responsible supply chains, mining, due diligence or a related subject;
  • Organisations should be able to show that they are non-profit organisations. Before becoming a participant, NGOs have to show that they meet the above criteria.

Constituency guidelines civil society

Government agencies & institutions

  • Government agencies and institutions should not be listed on the United Nations sanctions list or an EU sanctions list. 

Constituency guidelines governments and institutions