Brazilian Nickel Receives Nickel Mark Certification.

Brazilian Nickel Receives Nickel Mark Certification.

Brazilian Nickel PLC (‘BRN’ or the ‘Company’), the privately held UK company producing nickel in Brazil, announces that its Piauí Nickel Project site has been awarded the Nickel Mark in recognition of its environmentally and socially responsible practices. The Piauí Nickel Project is the first in Brazil to achieve Nickel Mark certification.

The Company also becomes the only operation to receive Nickel Mark certification at this stage of production, namely the Company’s PNP1000 project, highlighting Brazilian Nickel’s commitment to high ESG standards at every stage of the mining process. It also provides a strong foundation for Project Piauí Nickel (‘PPN’), and the Company is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing its low-carbon, sustainable operations as the project progresses through development and into full-scale production.

In conjunction with BRN’s contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and ESG initiatives, the Nickel Mark will further demonstrate the Company’s commitment to working towards global net zero targets and reducing carbon emissions.

The Copper Mark multi-metals approach includes the Zinc Mark as well as the Molybdenum Mark and Nickel Mark. Producers of these metals are able to use the Copper Mark assurance framework to achieve their respective ‘Mark’. The Copper Mark assurance framework aims to promote responsible production practices along the value chains of the covered minerals.

To be verified for Nickel Mark, operations are assessed and independently verified against 32 responsible production criteria, including greenhouse gas emissions, community health and safety, respect for Indigenous rights, and business integrity. More information regarding the Copper Mark and Nickel Mark’s criteria and current recipients can be found here:


Mark Travers, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted that, following a rigorous external audit, we have received the Nickel Mark, certifying that Brazilian Nickel promotes sustainable and responsible production and sourcing practices. It also highlights the Company’s dedication to providing a secure and sustainable supply of nickel – a critical mineral – to aid in the global green transition.

“The Company’s strong sustainability practices and initiatives, coupled with the low-carbon production method at the PPN, mean we are well placed to provide a future supply of nickel and cobalt that will benefit end-users, the environment and the people in the communities in which we operate.”


Michèle Brülhart, Executive Director of the Copper Mark, said: The Piauí Nickel Project is the first site in Brazil to participate in our assurance framework for copper, nickel, molybdenum and zinc in general, and the first site to obtain The Nickel Mark as a standalone. Our congratulations go to the Piauí Nickel Project team, and we are very pleased that they embrace our principles of transparency, simplicity, collaboration, inclusivity and continuous improvement.”


About Brazilian Nickel Limited

BRN is a privately held UK company established in 2013 to develop nickel laterite heap leach projects worldwide, beginning with its flagship Piauí Nickel Project in Brazil.  The BRN team are all highly experienced mining industry professionals with extensive experience in South America and worldwide. The team has been developing the heap leaching of nickel laterites for over 20 years with a view to building a world class nickel and cobalt producing company.


About Project Piauí Nickel

Project Piauí Nickel is an advanced-staged nickel laterite heap leaching project located in the State of Piauí, Brazil. PPN will produce low carbon footprint nickel and cobalt through a heap leaching process that has been optimised by the Brazilian Nickel team. As part of the staged approach to the full-scale project, a small-scale PNP1000 project was commissioned in 2022, which allowed product qualification and further de-risking of the PPN. As the Company progresses to a full-scale operation, and due to its strong ESG credentials, PPN is well positioned to provide critical minerals for the developing EV supply chain in the Americas.

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