Traceability and labelling of sustainable metals and minerals

February 13, 2019

The availability of metals is conditional for the development of innovation-critical technologies needed in the transition to a sustainable society. However, the extraction and processing of such metals need to be sustainable. On challenge with this transition is to ensure that investors, consumers and producers have information and knowledge about the sustainable burden of metals used in production. Today, the information available does not include, for example, details of the environmental impact of certain metals or whether the employment of child labour are used in the mining and refining of metals.