This TSM Responsible Sourcing Alignment Supplement (‘supplement’) was developed to support companies that are implementing the TSM standard alongside the following additional standards:
- International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Mining Principles (MPs)
- World Gold Council (WGC) Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs)
- Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) Risk Readiness Assessment (RRA), including the International Copper Alliance (ICA) Copper Mark (CM)
It also serves to qualify mine sites for ResponsibleSteel (RS) recognition. The purpose of this supplement is to support a single, integrated, streamlined reporting and assurance process for facilities using TSM that elect to use the TSM processes to demonstrate that they meet the requirements for one or more of the above-listed standards.
As with the TSM Protocols, the criteria contained in this supplement are listed in the main body of the document as well as in the form of a checklist in the appendix of this supplement.