Stories from the Field

Rwanda Extractive Workers’ Union (REWU) invites ITSCI at BTN TV

Rwanda Extractive Workers’ Union (REWU) invites ITSCI at BTN TV

The Rwanda Extractive Workers' Union (REWU) hosts regular TV shows to discuss mining issues, miners' rights, and ways to professionalise the sector. On February On February 29th Ildephonse Niyonsaba, ITSCI Programme manager was invited by REWU (Rwanda Extractive...

From informal trader to owner and manager of a mine

From informal trader to owner and manager of a mine

Mr Kwizera Bosco, 35 years old, started trading small manufactured products in Kunganzo centre, in Ngororero district (located within Gatumba historic concession) at the age of 16. In 2007, he started buying minerals illegally from the concession and other sites in...

ITSCI participates in the fight against COVID in the DRC

ITSCI participates in the fight against COVID in the DRC

Already under threat from the economic shocks of the global crisis, protecting the health of ASM mining communities and stopping further disruption to their livelihoods is essential. Since the beginning of the pandemic, ITSCI has leveraged its extensive field network...

News

NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

Those who work in artisanal mining were already amongst some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable before the COVID pandemic, and are even more so now. Therefore, NGOs are calling for the international community’s attention to this crisis. Over 70 NGOs and civil...

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

ITSCI is urgently seeking support from our stakeholders, including donors, international institutions and downstream industry, in taking action in order to maintain livelihoods.  We echo the OECD and RMI calls to action in support of essential on-the-ground...

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ARTISANAL MINERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ARTISANAL MINERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

​COVID is directly affecting the livelihoods, health and long-term outcomes of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities where ITSCI operates.  The pandemic has caused supply chain disruption, low market prices and suspension and interruptions to mining...

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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 Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

ITSCI Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Global supply chains are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 3T mineral supply chain is no exception. Companies are faced with difficult decisions to manage health risks and act rapidly to ensure their businesses survive through the short term. ITSCI...

ITSCI Statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

ITSCI Statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

ITSCI has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it unfolds and we are publishing this statement to inform you of the current situation. The UK Government has advised avoiding non-essential travel and social contact and that people should work...