Stories from the Field

International Delegates see benefits of ITSCI first-hand

International Delegates see benefits of ITSCI first-hand

ITSCI and the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) took the opportunity in organising a mine site visit on 17 October 2018 for the 150 delegates attending the 59th Tantalum Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.) in Kigali, Rwanda. This allowed for the...

Stronger OECD implementation on the ground in DRC

Stronger OECD implementation on the ground in DRC

The ITSCI traceability and due diligence programme was piloted in 2010 at one mine in DRC's South Kivu province. Eight years later, ITSCI covers seven DRC provinces and nearly 1,000 sites where 40,000-plus artisanal miners extract and sell conflict-free 3T minerals....

Proactive expansion of mineral traceability in Shabunda

Proactive expansion of mineral traceability in Shabunda

In 2016, the ITSCI programme was implemented at five mine sites in in Shabunda, South Kivu, DRC. A local multi-stakeholder committee, or CLS, was set up and trained. Members began holding monthly meetings to discuss and monitor activities and review and mitigate risks...

News

Coltan listed by DRC as ‘strategic’

Coltan listed by DRC as ‘strategic’



Coltan is among minerals now classified by the DRC as ‘strategic’ substances meaning that it will be subject to an increased royalty rate of 10% under the recently changed Mining Code. According to Reuters, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Mines signed a decree...

ITSCI staff training for continued improvement

ITSCI staff training for continued improvement


With the ITSCI programme now operating in four countries, training events for project staff are an international affair. In July, project managers and reporting officers for Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and Uganda convened in Bujumbura, Burundi for extensive training....

ITSCI Newsletter ‘Insight’

In our quarterly newsletter we provide updates on progress and challenges for ITSCI as well as relevant general news on regulatory developments or events

Available in  English and French

ITSCI Insights Newsletter

Press Releases

OECD rates ITSCI programme highest in responsible minerals assessment

OECD rates ITSCI programme highest in responsible minerals assessment


A detailed assessment by the OECD recently concluded that the standards of the ITSCI Programme are 100% aligned with the 5 Step due diligence recommendations of the OECD’s internationally accepted guidance for good company management, risk assessment and mitigation,...

ITRI wins edie Sustainable Supply Chains Leader 2017

ITRI wins edie Sustainable Supply Chains Leader 2017

ITRI’s dedicated work and success in bringing positive change in the tin supply chain has been recognised with the award of the prestigious edie Sustainability Leaders Award 2017 for Sustainable Supply Chains. The winners were announced at an awards...

Statements

iTSCi’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report

iTSCi’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report


Global Witness (GW) recently released a report ‘Time to Dig Deeper [1], which reviewed progress of annual public reporting as recommended in Step 5 of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. The review referenced many public reports of 3T companies who are iTSCi members...

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report


ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report S2017/672 16th August 2017 on the Democratic Republic of the Congo extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) addressed to the President of the Security Council. As the only operational...

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017


Comments on January 31, 2017, statement on the Commission's Conflict Minerals Rule Acting Chairman of the SEC, Michael S. Piwowar made a statement on 31st January 2017 regarding ‘Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation’ ITRI has provided comments to...