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AUDIT & MAPPING

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND ESG ASSURANCE
AT EVERY TIER OF THE VALUE CHAIN


THE RCS GLOBAL AUDIT PROGRAMME

We help clients enhance supply chain transparency, responsible sourcing practices, and adhere to industry standards. Bridging the gap between upstream and downstream we work with the leading OEMs, battery producers, refiners, traders and mining companies worldwide.

Elevate your supply chain management with our globally renowned RCS Global audit program,
establishing transparency of the suppliers and sources of material within your value chain.

WHAT WE DO

We provide tailored, highly specialised, and technically advanced services at the forefront of responsible sourcing, due diligence, and traceability across three key areas: ESG and Due Diligence Audits, Independent 3rd Party Audits, and Supplier Training on ESG and Due Diligence.

ESG and
Due Diligence Audits

RCS Global conducts customised supply chain mapping audits at all tier levels which can review the requirements of key industry standards. 

Independent
3rd Party Audits

RCS Global is an approved Independent Assurance Provider for the Copper Mark, TSM, LBMA, LPPM, ICMM, RJC and more.

Supplier Training on ESG
and Due Diligence

Supplier training on due diligence with the provision of training certificate and materials.

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INDUSTRY SECTORS

RCS Global supports a wide range of industry sectors on the journey towards more sustainable practices. We are a partner for responsible production and sourcing needs in natural resource supply chains globally, offering expert guidance in cutting-edge sustainability strategies, all tailored to the specific needs and material concerns of the organisations we serve. Explore some of the sectors we work with:

AUTOMOTIVE

BATTERY MANUFACTURING

MINING

ENERGY

ELECTRONICS

MAP AND VISUALISE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN WITH VINE

For more than 5 years, RCS Global has run the most established mapping, traceability and audit program in responsible sourcing in the world. Vine – our online platform, delivers verified chain of custody and supplier-to-supplier traceability, all while auditing suppliers against good practice ESG standards. Vine now has over 2000 suppliers in the database and forms the basis of RCS Global’s battery passport solution.

WHY THE INDUSTRY IS WORKING WITH US AND YOU SHOULD TOO

The responsible battery supply chain mapping and audit program, with experience in auditing the supply chains of 10 major battery producers.

RCS Global distinguishes itself with deep industry expertise, a global footprint, and a proven track record in adapting to regulatory changes. With over 16 years of experience, our audit program is an essential block in the responsible sourcing industry. Working with industry leaders, we provide practical, tailored solutions for responsible sourcing, traceability and compliance.

Over 16 years of experience
in the industry

Presence in key
geographical locations

Many clients on multi-year
and ongoing programs

Expertise across
multi-material groups

Minerals we cover:

Countries we have audited in 2023

Are you meeting regulatory requirements?

Navigate the responsible sourcing and production standards landscape to ensure meaningful engagement
with upstream partners and strong sustainability performance throughout the supply chain.

  • EU Battery
    Regulation
     

  • Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD)

  • Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
    (CSRD)

  • EU Critical Raw
    Materials Act
    (EU CRMA)

    THIRD PARTY AUDITS FOR INDUSTRY PROGRAMS

    RCS Global Group is an accredited auditing body and trusted advisory partner for all relevant responsible sourcing and responsible mining industry programs. The management of our mapping and audit practice is ISO 9001 certified.

    RESPONSIBLE SOURCING


    Copper Mark

    Joint Due Diligence Standard

    RCS Global offers independent assessments against the Joint Due Diligence Standard under the Copper Mark assurance process for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc.

    London Metal Exchange

    RCS Global is an accredited auditor and alignment assessor for the London Metal Exchange’s Responsible Sourcing program.

    London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)

    RCS Global is an accredited LBMA auditor and offers certification audits against the responsible gold and silver Guidances worldwide.



    London Platinum & Palladium Market (LPPM)

    RCS Global is an accredited 3rd party auditor to the LPPM Good Delivery Accreditation and the LPPM Sponge Accreditation. This is intended to assure investors and consumers that all LPPM Good Delivery metal is conflict-free due to compliance with an audited, conflict-free process.



    Responsible Jewellery Council
    (CoP and CoC)

    RCS Global offers high quality and cost-efficient delivery of RJC Code of Practices and RJC Chain of Custody certification audits worldwide.



    Independent Private Sector (IPSA)

    RCS Global is a leading supplier of IPSAs. Independent third-party audits of due diligence program design and conflict minerals reports as required under Dodd-Frank Section 1502.

    RESPONSIBLE MINING

    Copper Mark


    RCS Global offers Assessments of responsible mining under the Copper Mark assurance system, worldwide. RCS Global conducted the first ever Copper Mark audit for Rio Tinto.

    IRMA

    RCS Global offers independent gap assessments and CAP advisory against theIRMA standard or theIRMA Critical standard provisions, worldwide.



    International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

    RCS Global conducts audits to check alignment with the The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) guiding principles, assuring sustainable practices within the mining and metals sector in accordance with the organisation’s set standards of responsible and ethical conduct.



    Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM)

    RCS Global conducts audits to ensure alignment with the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) framework for mining companies to assess and improve their environmental and social performance against TSM’s guiding principles and performance indicators to enhance transparency, accountability, and responsible mining practices.

    EXPLORE THE WORLD OF RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

    Spherity and RCS Global introduce the first Catena-X Certified Battery Passport Solution

    Better Mining Impact Report 2023

    The RE-SOURCING Project Webinar and Networking Event

    Meet RCS Global Group at the DRC Mining Week 2024

    Case Study: Responsible Mining Standards and Best Practices Benchmarking for a Global Automotive OEM