Strategy

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EPRM vision

Create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in CAHRAs and contribute to conflict/risk reduction.

Five-year mission

By the 1st of January 2023, the EPRM will be able to show that the demand  and the proportion of responsibly produced 3TG minerals from conflict-affected and high risk areas is increasing and that the socially responsible extraction of minerals that contributes to local development is being supported. In addition, the EPRM will have promoted dialogue and cross-sector learning between upstream and downstream actors through multi-stakeholder partnership. The EPRM will serve as an accompanying measure to the EU conflict minerals regulation and will play an important role in educating and supporting SME suppliers.

Ambitions and Activities

A.Memberships and Partnerships strategy

The EPRM will increase the number of members and engage with prioritized partner organizations by defining a strategic engagement plan.

Activities

  1. Outreach activities
  2. Develop a strategic engagement plan for partners (f.e. PPA)
  3. Engage with Member State Competent Authorities
  4. Communication activities, including the development of a new website (linked to the KP)

B.Due diligence capacity building

EPRM will facilitate capacity building for due diligence and cross-sector learning between upstream and downstream actors by raising awareness and providing guidance on responsible sourcing to SMEs and companies.

Activities

  1. Raise awareness and outline the drivers and benefits of company due diligence on responsible sourcing.
  2. Setting up the EPRM Knowledge portal.
  3. Revise and implement a new due diligence system for members

C.Support miners to adopt responsible practices

Support projects through call for proposals and other ways of strategic financing and facilitate linkages between partners along the supply chain.

Activities

  1. Finance new EPRM projects through Call for Proposals
  2. Develop and implement new forms of strategic financing
  3. Monitor and evaluate the results of EPRM projects and activities
  4. Manage current projects and exchange lessons learned
  5. Include local perspectives and create  mutual understanding along the supply chain on responsible sourcing through engaging with local actors and organize field visits.