The iTSCi minerals traceability and due diligence Programme is pleased to announce the appointment of US law firm Foley Hoag, LLP as the iTSCi Programme Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman is available to deal independently with disputes or appeals between organisations working on the Programme and its Members. This offers a method of finding a solution to any on-going discussions on, for example, membership eligibility or expulsion, once all other efforts have failed. The Ombudsman is entirely independent and neutral, and practices informally outside the normal management of the Programme.

As the only law firm in the United States with a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Risk Management practice, Foley Hoag, LLP works extensively with mining companies to manage legal risk and safeguard corporate reputations. Gare A. Smith will manage the role of Ombudsman at Foley Hoag.

The full press release can be viewed here (English / French)