Ahead of negotiations to finalise the European Union’s Critical Raw Materials Act, Seas At Risk and 14 other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have written to EU lawmakers to stress the critical importance of certification schemes. Europe must require certification schemes to have multi-stakeholder governance, which is why the EU Parliament’s position must be defended in negotiations. Also, under no circumstance should participation in certification schemes be considered as a substitute for due diligence.

Read the letter here.