Kay Nimmo, Head of Sustainability at the International Tin Association (ITA), has been presented with a CEO Today Business Women of the Year Award 2020. The prestigious Awards celebrate powerful and inspiring women around the globe, serving as role models for female empowerment and success.
Leading environmental, social and governance activities at the International Tin Association, Kay has developed a number of industry critical global activities including the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI), the first on-the-ground traceability and due diligence pilot project for 3T minerals addressing links between minerals production and conflict financing in supply chains from the Great Lakes Region. Kay’s personal drive, enthusiasm, and commitment, along with her proven ability to build and lead strong teams helped deliver the very highest standard in the extractive industry.
Ensuring that companies source responsibly from high risk areas is Kay’s first priority. Her outstanding work in sustainable supply chain management has been internationally recognised in the International CSR Excellence Awards presented by the Green Organisation for Corporate and Social Responsibility and the Edie Sustainability Leaders Award for Sustainable Supply Chains. She was also honoured with a special recognition as one of the Top 100 Conflict Minerals Leader, and Top 100 Women in Mining.
A champion of due diligence in the 3T mining industry, Kay is also acting as the voice of the world’s largest tin producers and engaging with multiple stakeholders including the artisanal and small scale mining sector. The success of the ITSCI Programme has enabled more than 80 000 artisanal and small scale miners to have access to the international market and support their families. With over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, Kay’s efforts in sustainable mining and trade also address issues on a more global basis by supporting the design and implementation of a global industry Code of Conduct that addresses consumer expectations for responsible supply chains, including environmental, safety, human rights, and labour issues.
As ITSCI celebrates its tenth anniversary, this Award represents a well-deserved recognition of Kay’s long history of supporting ethical sourcing through her engagement and commitment to change the business world for the better. May her achievements continue to inspire and empower more men and women around the globe and lead to greater successes in the years to come.