IRMA Sundowner

We’re excited to be holding our IRMA Sundowner networking event!

We’ll be joined by Luke Stephens, RPM Executive Consultant & Social Specialist, who will delve into the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance and how this is emerging in the mining industry. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some delicious food and beverages and engage in some insightful discussions.

About Luke Stephens

Luke Stephens specialises in undertaking Independent Environmental and Social Consultant (IESC) reviews on behalf of Lenders against international standards worldwide. Luke also spearheads RPM’s IRMA mandates, leading multiple IRMA Critical Requirement reviews across the globe.

His Independent Technical Expert experience includes Equator Principle 4 and IFC Performance Standard reviews for lithium battery recycling, base metal operations and battery minerals, across multiple jurisdictions including Africa, Europe and the Arctic. Luke provides expert opinion on conformance with social standards including the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free, Prior and Informed Consent. Luke’s direct management experience includes social closure and sustainability, social license and engagement, establishing multi-stakeholder partnerships, managing in-situ heritage programmes, local entrepreneur development, and artisanal and illegal mining.

Event Details:

When: 13th February 2024

Where: Level 51, 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Read our Perspective #147 – Navigating the Transition: The role of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) in Sustainable Mining Practices

This edition provides insight into the adoption of the IRMA Standard into the mining industry, and how mining operations are undergoing assessment to be prepared for the increased demand of transition metals. This standard was developed as a response to global calls for more ethical and sustainable mining practices whilst miners produce the critical minerals necessary for a low-carbon future. 

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IRMA Self-Assessment Support

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) is a comprehensive global standard that covers all mined materials (except energy fuels) coming from all sizes of industrial mines all over the world. RPM provides your organisation with a project director and peer reviewer who brings extensive operational and consulting experience, as well as deep-domain ITE  and IESC expertise. Our dedicated and highly qualified technical ESG team are well versed in conducting IRMA and EP4/IFC audits.

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