iTSCi lead Kay Nimmo, ITRI has been listed #9 in the Assent Compliance Top 100 Conflict Mineral Leaders this year, up from #15 in 2016. This recognises her wide ranging influence across global upstream industries in promoting conflict mineral due diligence, including through the uniquely successful iTSCi programme. The list recognizes leaders who shape the future of supply chain excellence and responsible sourcing with outstanding contributions to increasing the public’s awareness of conflict mineral compliance through education and advocating responsible sourcing.

Kay is the Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at ITRI. Her efforts in sustainable mining and recycling, and on conflict minerals in 2010, led to the start of the iTSCi Programme and the organisation of the first on-the-ground traceability pilot project for tin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After five years the programme has been recognised as a benchmark for responsible minerals due diligence in high risk areas, expanding its scope to four Central Africa countries and 3T minerals.

ITRI is now using this experience to implement a growing number of initiatives in responsible sourcing for tin, including a Code of Conduct for tin producers and a new Responsible Tin Supply group. New EU regulation on conflict minerals will further expand the focus to other high risk areas for 3T minerals sourcing.

2017 Top 100 Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders list