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Announcement of the ISO IWA public review on ‘Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals’

By March 31, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that the ISO IWA Draft 1 on Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals is available for Public Review until March 31, 2016.

The  International Workshop Agreement (IWA) is a consensus building process under ISO convened by The Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and includes four working sessions, followed by public reviews and runs until November 2016. The World Resources Forum (WRF) hosts the secretariat of the ISO IWA process. The ‘Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals’ (Guidance Principles) aim to provide credible and practical global framework for companies, governments, policy makers, NGOs, sustainability standard organisations and other interested stakeholders.

The aim of this Public Review is threefold: (i) collect comments from key stakeholders in order to ensure that the Guidance Principles can be applied worldwide and are beneficial to all affected parts; (ii) follow the requirements of the ISO IWA 19 process and (iii) comply with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice requirement by ensuring that at least two rounds of public consultations of 60 and 30 days respectively take place during the process and that your comments and our replies on how they were handled are made publicly available in our website jointly with a revised version. In order to facilitate the reading and the reviewing of the Draft 1 of the Guidance Principles, a public Webinar is being offered on March 10, 2016 at 12h00 Swiss time.

Kindly submit to sri@wrforum.org your expression of interest by February 29, 2016. In return you will get the login details. Spaces are limited. For more information please visit the webpage.