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Molybdenum Mark update


2023 marked the launch of the Molybdenum Mark, the Nickel Mark and the Zinc Mark. The successful uptake of the Molybdenum Mark by producing sites in the pilot program, saw it converted mid-way through the pilot into Copper Mark’s regular program. To date, 21 producing sites have been awarded the globally accredited Molybdenum Mark. Five of those are independent sites*, while 16 were awarded the Molybdenum Mark extension. In addition, seven producing sites have signed their Letter of Commitment and are working towards achieving the Molybdenum Mark, including two independent sites. This strong uptake shows our industry’s steadfast commitment to responsible sourcing practices. Congratulations to all the sites which have been awarded the Molybdenum Mark /Molybdenum Mark extension. For full details of these sites please visit Participating Sites - The Copper Mark.

The Copper Mark developed its three new metals marks in collaboration with the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), the Nickel Institute (NI), and the International Zinc Association (IZA) in 2022. The Molybdenum Mark, the Nickel Mark and the Zinc Mark aim to promote sustainable and responsible production and sourcing practices along their corresponding supply chains. Read more about these marks in the Copper Mark news release The Copper Mark organization celebrates its first anniversary of Molybdenum, Nickel and Zinc Marks  - The Copper Mark.

*An independent site is a primary molybdenum mining site or a processing site not directly connected with a mining site.

General information for media

IMOA is a non profit trade association, representing the majority of the molybdenum industry worldwide. It works to raise awareness about the unique properties of molybdenum, its beneficial effects on materials performance, its safety in use and its contribution to sustainable development.

Molybdenum is added to alloy steels to improve strength, toughness, hardenability and weldability for numerous applications in the automotive, shipbuilding, construction, mining, chemical, oil & gas and energy generation industries. In stainless steels and superalloys, it improves corrosion resistance and high-temperature performance and finds uses in many industrial applications. It is also used in a variety of products from catalysts and lubricants to pigments and paint.

IMOA has a strict antitrust compliance policy which delegates of all meetings are required to observe. All such meetings are observed by legal counsel.

For more information please email the communications team at media@imoa.info.
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