ISO 20400 Alignment

As Trafigura looked to enhance its responsible sourcing programme in 2020, the company commissioned independent external certification and verification service provider, ERM CVS, to conduct a gap assessment of its management system framework against ISO 20400:2017. 

ISO 20400:2017 provides guidance to organisations on integrating sustainability within procurement, as described in ISO 26000.  The Standard directly supports a range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 16.

From 2021 Trafigura will demonstrate the progressive implementation of the ISO 20400:2017 standard to its responsible sourcing of metals and minerals ores and concentrates.  Trafigura will endeavour to attain full alignment by 2023, as attested by an independent external certification and verification service provider.

At the close of 2020, and as noted in a formal statement (click here), ERM CVS found Trafigura’s Responsible Sourcing Management system to ‘broadly align with the principles and guidance set out in the ISO20400 Standard.’ 

Trafigura will endeavour to reach full alignment on all applicable elements of the Standard by 2023.