The Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) continues to expand as the demand for critical minerals, which are essential for clean energy and other technologies, is projected to grow significantly. Transparent, open, predictable, secure, and sustainable supply chains for critical minerals are vital to deploying these technologies at the speed and scale necessary to combat climate change effectively. MSP partners are key to making this happen. We share a commitment to high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards.

The United States is committed to working closely with all our partner countries. Since MSP’s inception last June, we welcomed Norway, Italy, and India, making 14 partners — Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the United States, and the European Union (represented by the European Commission) — that are collaborating to bolster supply chains to ensure a more sustainable future for us all. All MSP partner countries mark their support for a shared commitment to high ESG standards, as documented in the “Statement on Principles for Responsible Critical Minerals Supply Chains .”

Visit the State Department’s MSP webpage to learn more: https://www.state.gov/minerals-security-partnership/.

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