The International Copper Association (ICA) is pleased to announce Michèle as the first Executive Director of the Copper Mark.
With over 10 years of experience working on the design, implementation and independent assessment of sustainability standards, Brülhart has evaluated and assisted companies at every level of the supply chain—from raw material to end product—and across multiple materials. She was previously the Director of Innovations at the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and served as the Head of Auditing at RCS Global for several years. Prior to her work at RCS Global, she held roles focused on responsible sourcing at Underwriters Laboratories, the German Center for International Cooperation (GIZ) and STR Responsible Sourcing.
Brülhart assumes this important role heading the Copper Mark as investors and consumers of copper increasingly demand products with lower carbon footprints that require fewer resources and are constructed safely and responsibly by fairly treated workers. Under Brülhart’s leadership, the copper industry will continue to coordinate closely with the OECD, RMI, ICMM, LME and IRBC to meet due diligence guidelines and help as many copper industry members as possible commit to sustainable and responsible operations.
“As Executive Director of the Copper Mark, I look forward to partnering with members of the copper industry and others to drive positive change through expanded commitment to responsible production standards,” said Brülhart.
“On behalf of the members and staff of ICA, I am excited to see Michèle Brülhart become the first Executive Director of the Copper Mark,” said Tony Lea, ICA’s President. “We look forward to seeing this important program grow and prosper under her leadership.”
ICA has been working and consulting with external stakeholders continually since February 2018 to ensure the Copper Mark incorporates their feedback, and with Brülhart at the helm, the project’s next major milestone will be the launch of the formal application process in 2020.