Stories from the Field

Mobilisation campaign against child labour in Rwanda

Mobilisation campaign against child labour in Rwanda

In 2015, the United Nations established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), composed of 17 goals aimed to be achieved by 2030. Under Goal 8, which promotes decent work and economic growth for all, target 8.7 calls for an end to child labour worldwide by 2025....

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....

News

ITSCI Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

ITSCI Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

As reported in the news media, five of the world’s largest tech companies have been named in a lawsuit filed on 15th December 2019 by human rights firm International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents and children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

ITSCI at the Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 !!!

ITSCI at the Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 !!!

Kay Nimmo, Head of Sustainability of the ITA, will be speaking at the Responsible Business Summit taking place from 26 to 28 May 2020 in London. The Responsible Business Summit Europe will bring together leaders and key stakeholders from across the globe to share...

The European Commission ‘Due diligence ready’ portal

The European Commission ‘Due diligence ready’ portal

The European Commission has launched ‘Due diligence ready!’ to promote responsible sourcing from high risk and conflict affected areas. The online portal contains information and tools to guide companies on how to check the source of their raw materials and improve...

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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 Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

ITSCI Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

As reported in the news media, five of the world’s largest tech companies have been named in a lawsuit filed on 15th December 2019 by human rights firm International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents and children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

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...