Member application

  • Public
  • 911
Potential members can request an application form. You will receive a set of forms 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). You can find the criteria per pillar below as well as the different constituency guidelines.
 

Supply chain actors criteria

  • Three types of membership options: Strategic membership with an annual rate of € 30.000. Normal membership with an annual rate of € 10.000. Basic membership with an annual rate of € 500 (This membership is for companies that fulfil the SME criteria and not-for-profit industry associations)
  • Membership fees will be used for projects in mining areas as well as for products such as the knowledge platform, due diligence guidance or any other activities relating to the supply chain of minerals.
  • Members have similar objectives as the EPRM. A simple due diligence check is part of the application procedure.
  • Members should not be listed on the United Nations sanctions list or any EU sanctions list.
  • Members have implemented or are 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.
  • Members are 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.

The EPRM would like to welcome trade associations and collaborative partnership as members of the EPRM. Trade associations joining the EPRM together with one or more of their members will receive a discount on their membership fee. For more information please refer to the table below or contact the Secretariat. (dit eventueel linken naar EPRM@rvo.nl)

Type

Yearly membership Fee (s)

Trade association or collaborative partnership

€10.000

Trade association or collaborative partnership with responsible minerals as main activity

€ 500

Trade association or collaborative partnership + 1 association member joins EPRM

€5.000 (Association), €10.000 (normal member), €30.000/yr X5 (strategic partner)

Trade association or collaborative partnership + 2 association members join EPRM

€4.000 (Association), €10.000 (normal member), €30.000/yr X5 (strategic partner)

Trade association + 3 association members join EPRM

€3.000 (Association), €10.000 (normal member), €30.000/yr X5 (strategic partner)

SME association or collaborative partnership or Trade Association with >75% SME members[1]

€500

 

[1] Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) means: the category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is made up of enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million (EU recommendation 2003/361).”

 

 

Constituency guidelines supply chain actors

Civil Society criteria

  • Instead of a financial contribution, civil society organisations can allocate working capacity to support EPRM’s activities and governance.
  • 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 criteria

  • Financial contributions to EPRM can be provided by government agencies and institutions.
  • The financial contributions from the government pillars will be used for granting projects in mining areas.
  • Government agencies and institutions should not be listed on the United Nations sanctions list or an EU sanctions list.

Constituency guidelines governments and institutions