Recognizing the increasing importance of critical minerals to supply chains globally, and the need for a coordinated and strategic approach to standardization in this vital area, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages U.S. stakeholders to respond to a survey to inform the Strategic Advisory Group on Critical Minerals (SAG-CM). The SAG-CM will use feedback to provide recommendations to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Management Board. ANSI is the U.S. member body to ISO. Responses are due by December 23.
The survey, developed by Standards Australia (SAG-CM Convenor) and Qualtrics, is intended to assess critical minerals priorities and prospects for future standardization. Feedback will provide insight on the identification and usage of current sustainability tools for critical minerals supply chains. The survey is also intended to identify the value of developing an overarching guidance document for stakeholders in the critical minerals supply chain, which would be mainly targeted at small to medium enterprises.
Responses will support SAG-CM’s work to ensure that new standards development work is responding to identified global market needs. With the goal of market relevance in mind, the intended audience for the survey is broad, with relevant sectors that include industry/manufacturing; mining; government; consumer groups; testing/certification; research and academia; and standards development organizations.
Access the survey URL: https://standards.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjvwD62zGQU49Su