In your analysis, start by describing the minerals: what, how much and who, following the IMP framework.
If the company is producing the mineral: What is their market share in the industry? How much do they produce per year (in tonnes)? What per cent is claimed to be certified or verified?
If the company is sourcing the material from a supplier: How many suppliers do they have? How large are those companies? How much do they purchase/consume per year (in tonnes)? Knowing specifically for each supplier is a plus. What per cent is claimed to be certified or verified?
Does the company follow the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) standards?
Try to mention the consequences of sourcing these minerals: either on the local environment, local communities or perpetuating conflicts. You can use studies as proxies. Learn more in the article Step 5: Assess scale and value.
In your analysis, help readers rate the impact by describing the scale of the impact by taking into account:
1/ The breadth of the impact
2/ The depth of the impact
Is the life of people concerned deeply affected, or does the issue just marginally impact them?
Are the changes brought by the issue profoundly changing society or the planet?
3/ The persistence of the impact