- Eurobattery Minerals becomes a member alongside global industry leaders in Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance
- The membership is one of several important steps in the company’s effort to provide ethical and traceable battery minerals for the fast growing electric vehicle industry
Eurobattery Minerals AB (Nordic Growth Market: "BAT"), a growth company in the mining and exploration industry with the vision to help Europe become self-sufficient in ethical battery minerals, has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA). As a member, Eurobattery Minerals will participate in and support credible independent third-party verification and certification against a comprehensive best-practice standard that addresses the range of environmental and social issues related to industrial-scale mines.
“At Eurobattery Minerals we are determined to not only provide the electric vehicle industry with critical battery minerals, we are also committed to do it in an ethical way and with full focus on traceability. Therefore, joining IRMA is an important milestone. The membership will both provide us with learnings from other industry leaders as well as give us the opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences to promote a more responsible mining industry,” said Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals.
Eurobattery Minerals joins the multi-stakeholder membership in IRMA that includes private sector companies alongside labor unions, civil society organisations and mining affected communities. Other well-known members include leading global mining company Arcelor Mittal, automaker BMW Group, tech company Microsoft as well as Human Rights Watch.
”We are looking forward to working with Eurobattery Minerals in the coming years. The membership is the first step for companies to become involved in IRMA’s assurance programs and to support the IRMA vision of a world where the mining industry respects the human rights and aspirations of affected communities, provides safe, healthy and supportive workplaces, minimizes harm to the environment, and leaves positive legacies.” said Aimee Boulanger, Executive Director at IRMA.
The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) is the answer to a global demand for more socially and environmentally responsible mining. IRMA offers true independent third-party verification and certification against a comprehensive standard for all mined materials that provides ‘one-stop coverage’ of the full range of issues related to the impacts of industrial-scale mines. For more information, please visit https://responsiblemining.net.
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Roberto García Martínez, CEO
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About Eurobattery Minerals
Eurobattery Minerals is a mining and prospecting company focused on battery minerals such as nickel, cobalt, copper and rare earth elements. Business activities and operations are conducted exclusively in Europe with a focus on Finland, Spain and northern Sweden. The company has two mining licenses and eight exploration licenses. The headquarters is located in Stockholm.
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