The award-winning ITSCI Programme is proud to champion traceability and due diligence in the 3T minerals supply chain.

On February 26, ITSCI’s implementation partner Pact, in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), hosted a workshop on confronting modern slavery within mineral supply chains from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The session hosted a wide range of professionals and provided an insight into one of the biggest challenges for mineral supply chains. Mining companies, traders, downstream industry, associations, development practitioners, academics, and representatives from the UK government discussed modern slavery issues in the minerals supply chain and exchanged ideas on how to address it.

The role of the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI) that has been addressing forced labour issues in the 3T supply chains since its implementation in 2010 served as an example of what can be done to address human rights abuses in mineral supply chains. Despite limited resources and many challenges related to the complexity of the high risk areas, ITSCI has been mitigating risks in the DRC through it’s on the ground assessment and by working closely with local communities and stakeholders.

ITSCI is committed to nurturing responsible sourcing of minerals by helping companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices.