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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.

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