International Raw Materials Observatory
The International Raw Materials Observatory is a not for profit international association, created to support worldwide cooperation on mineral raw materials’ research & innovation, education & outreach, industry & trade and recycling, management & substitution of strategic raw materials.
Mineral raw materials are the focus area of the International Raw Materials Observatory and diplomacy, dialogues, independent expert analysis and foresight are the main tools used to advance international cooperation, informed policymaking and better governance of mineral raw materials.
The set of values of the International Raw Materials Observatory is built around the concept of honest broker, acting as an impartial international mediator specialised in the minerals value chain to support international cooperation and exchange of best practice. To ensure its independence, the Observatory combines an offer of exclusive services to members with an offer of services to the marketplace.
These services include:
offering open access to background information relevant for the raw materials sector
A platform for dialogues
on mineral raw materials thanks to exclusive high-level summits involving representatives of international intergovernmental organisations