Stories from the Field

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...

Joint tag management in South Kivu for greater transparency

Joint tag management in South Kivu for greater transparency

In Numbi, management of ITSCI tags was a point of tension and suspicion. The concession owner SAKIMA, the mining company AMUR and the local cooperative COPAMIHANUBU were on one side, and state technical services SAEMAPE and Divimines were on the other. The presence of...

News

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...

ITSCI Champion Kay Nimmo wins Business Women of the Year Award

ITSCI Champion Kay Nimmo wins Business Women of the Year Award

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...

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 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

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Press Releases

Responsible minerals programme receives donation from Qualcomm

Responsible minerals programme receives donation from Qualcomm

iTSCi announced that its responsible minerals programme has received a donation from Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, to help break the link between minerals and conflict. iTSCi is a unique and highly...

OECD praise for “Remarkable Progress” of the iTSCi Programme

OECD praise for “Remarkable Progress” of the iTSCi Programme

The success of the iTSCi Programme in contributing to breaking the link between mineral trade and conflict in central Africa has been highlighted in the key findings of a detailed report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...

Statements

ITSCI standards protect endangered species

ITSCI standards protect endangered species

The ITSCI due diligence and traceability programme monitors over 2,000 tin, tantalum and tungsten (3T) mine sites across the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. These countries, besides their rich mineral resources, are also known for their...

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...