08 Mar Admission into the Nickel Mark Pilot
Admission into the Nickel Mark Pilot
Brazilian Nickel PLC (‘BRN’ or the ‘Company’), the privately held UK company producing nickel in Brazil, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Nickel Mark pilot programme.
Based on the Copper Mark framework, the Nickel Mark will demonstrate nickel producer’s and the industry’s responsible production practices in an effort to promote transparency and accountability. In conjunction with BRN’s United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (‘UN SDG’) and ESG initiatives, the Nickel Mark will further demonstrate the Company’s commitment to working towards global Net Zero targets and reducing carbon emissions.
Mike Oxley, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am thrilled to announce our participation in the pilot programme for the Nickel Mark. The success of the Copper Mark in providing a framework for transparency, responsibility and accountability in the industry provides a great structure that can be utilised in other commodities, such as nickel.
“Bringing this proven assurance framework into the nickel industry can only provide a benefit to producers and consumers. We have always placed our ESG efforts at the forefront of our operations and being included in this pilot provides recognition that our operations are implementing the best ESG practices.”
About Copper Mark
The Copper Mark is an assurance framework developed by the International Copper Association (‘ICA’) in 2019 to promote the responsible production of copper and the use of responsibly produced copper products. It certifies responsible copper production at production sites on the basis of standards consisting of 32 issue areas, including environmental, social and governance factors.
The Copper Mark uses the Risk Readiness Assessment (‘RRA’) of the Responsible Minerals Initiative (‘RMI’) and the Joint Due Diligence Standard for Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc, as the basis for evaluating participants’ performance.
About Brazilian Nickel PLC
BRN is a privately held UK company established in May 2013 to develop nickel laterite heap leach projects worldwide, beginning with its flagship Project in Brazil. The BRN team are all highly experienced mining industry professionals with extensive experience in Latin America and worldwide. The team has been developing and commercialising the heap leaching of nickel laterites for over 20 years with a view to building a world class nickel and cobalt producing company. As part of BRN commitment to sustainability it follows the guidelines of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
About the Piauí Nickel Project
The Piauí Nickel Project is an advanced-staged Battery Metals project. As a staged approach to the full-scale project, a small-scale PNP1000 project was commissioned in 2022, which has provided a quick-start to operations and the production of nickel hydroxide intermediate product. The PNP1000 allows BRN to benefit from today’s increasingly strong nickel market, as demand for both nickel and cobalt continues to increase for use in advanced modern technologies, notably electric vehicle batteries.
For more information please visit the company website at www.braziliannickel.com, as well as following the company on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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