On 2 February 2011 the European Commission adopted a new strategy document which sets out targeted measures to secure and improve access to raw materials for the EU. Based on the first Communication on the Raw Materials Initiative published in November 2008, this new strategy document further pursues and reinforces the 3 pillar-based approach to improving access to Raw Materials for Europe. These pillars are:

1.      Fair and sustainable supply of raw materials from international markets

2.      Fostering sustainable supply within the EU

3.      Boosting resource efficiency and promote recycling

This new strategy also covers important considerations relating to the stability and transparency of commodity prices.

View the Communication Tackling the Challenges in Commodity Markets and on Raw Materials.