Audit & mapping

The trusted leader in auditing, mapping and third-party assurance in natural resources supply chains

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Audit & mapping

The trusted leader in auditing, mapping and third-party assurance in natural resources supply chains
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Audit & mapping

The trusted leader in auditing, mapping and third-party assurance in natural resources supply chains

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The cooperation with RCS Global helps us to better understand which raw material sources and suppliers are in our supply chain and to measure their responsibility performance. In direct contact with our sub-suppliers, we can better explain and monitor our expectations of responsible sourcing and better follow up on agreed measures following our sustainability audits.
Ulrich Gereke Head of Procurement Strategy, Volkswagen Group
The cooperation with RCS Global helps us to better understand which raw material sources and suppliers are in our supply chain and to measure their responsibility performance. In direct contact with our sub-suppliers, we can better explain and monitor our expectations of responsible sourcing and better follow up on agreed measures following our sustainability audits.
Ulrich Gereke Head of Procurement Strategy, Volkswagen Group

The RCS Global Audit Program


Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Mapping

Responsible Mining

ESG Performance

Traceability

8 out of 10 leading OEMs, battery producers, refiners, traders and mining companies successfully leverage RCS Global Group’s custom audit program.

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The Management of our Audit and Mapping Practice is fully ISO 9001:2015 certified for quality management
The Management of our Audit and Mapping Practice is fully ISO 9001:2015 certified for quality management

Scope

  • All battery raw materials, incl. aluminium, cobalt, copper, graphite,
    lithium, manganese, mica nickel.
  • All other raw materials, incl. diamonds, gold, rare earths,
    tantalum, tin, tungsten.
  • Proven capacity to deliver to market requirements with ISO aligned quality worldwide.

Supply chain transparency and traceability content

  • Incorporates audit-based supplier traceability for all suppliers from OEM to mine or recycler.
  • Scoring responsible mining and responsible sourcing and ESG performance across tiers from OEM to mine or recycler.

Mapping & visualisation of entire supplier ecosystem in digital platform

  • Provides transparency of the supplier ecosystem
  • Enables improved collaboration with suppliers down to the mine or recycler.
  • Allows seamless working with the data and suppliers via the online platform.

Responsible sourcing, responsible mining and ESG performance content

  • A Due Diligence Guidance aligned responsible sourcing baseline audit. Coupled with fully customisable ESG and Emissions modules tailored to our clients’ priorities.
  • A responsible mining best practice-aligned ESG audit for mining companiessourcing and ESG performance across tiers from OEM to mine or recycler.

Follow-up on Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)

  • Progressive CAP follow up and implementation tracking.
  • Assess and demonstrate continuous improvement of companies in multi-year programs.

Proven global audit implementation capacity

  • Local audit office / resources in China, DRC (Congo), Germany, Mexico, Rwanda, South Korea, USA etc.
  • We are not a body shop. Our auditors are experts in their field.
  • Clients value the quality of our audits and the depth of the learning experience.

Some of RCS Global Group’s audit clients

RCS Global’s Industry Audit Accreditations in Responsible Sourcing and Responsible Mining.

RCS Global Group is an accredited auditing body and/ or 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

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

Responsible Minerals Initiative
RCS Global is a Downstream Audit Program and RMAP accredited auditor for smelters and refiners to obtain auurance of responsible sourcing practices and to be listed on the RMI’s public registry.
LPPM
RCS Global offers London Platinum & Palladium Market (LPPM) responsible sourcing certification audits worldwide.
Independent Private Sector Assessment (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

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

IRMA gap assessment
RCS Global offers independent gap assessments and CAP advisory against the IRMA standard or the IRMA Critical standard provisions, worldwide.
IFC Performance Standards assessment
RCS Global offers Assessments against the IFC Performance Standards, worldwide.
ISO 14001, 45001
RCS Global offers Assessments against ISO Environmental Mgt Systems and Operational Health & Safety Mgt Systems.

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