Public Review of the Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals


Draft 1


1 February – 31 March 2016 Closed


Objectives of the Guidance Principles

The overall aim of the Guidance Principles is to provide a credible and practical global framework for companies, governments, policy makers, NGOs, sustainability standard organisations and other interested stakeholders. The Guidance Principles are expected to support them in implementing and improving their environmental and socio-economic performance as well as working practices in the recovery and recycling of secondary metals. In particular, they shall ensure that sustainability aspects of secondary metals management (collection, recycling and disposal) are taken into account in the context of micro, small and medium enterprises and the informal sector in developing countries. If you want to learn more about the motivation, scope or process of the Guidance Principles, please click here.


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