ITSCI Implementing Teams

Implementing due diligence in high risk areas for business compliance requires multi-skilled, multi-lingual expertise

The ITSCI Secretariat

International Tin Association

The ITSCI Secretariat is the not-for-profit International Tin Association based in the UK. We manage all day-to-day activities essential to support such a large programme as ITSCI, particularly administration of membership, contracts and financing. The Secretariat also holds and shares information as agreed, and plays an important role in managing traceability data and procedures.

 

Samantha Munro

Samantha Munro

Samantha is responsible for implementing all aspects of traceability, and managing our data evaluation and reporting team

Josephine St John

Josephine St John

Josephine is our finance officer looking after funding collection, monitoring expenses and deliverables

On the Ground Teams

Pact Inc

Our field operator is Pact Inc, a US based capacity building not-for-profit 501(c)(3) NGO with expertise in artisanal and small scale mining and in particular the DRC. Pact manages ITSCI field teams, using and training local implementing partner organisations when possible in order to transfer skills and build local capcity. Pact plays an important role in gathering and assessing risk information and working with stakeholders to mitigate those risks.

Karen Hayes

Karen Hayes

Karen is the vice president of Pacts ‘Mines to Markets’ programmes and has been contributing to the development of ITSCI since 2011

Yves Bawa

Yves Bawa

Yves is Congolese and has been working with ITSCI since 2011 to manage the regional operations of our large team. He is  Pact Country Director for three countries.

Independent Evaluation

Synergy Global Consulting Ltd

Our independent evaluation team is Synergy Global Consulting Ltd, with offices in the UK, France, the Middle East and Africa. Synergy are used to partnering with businesses in complex environments to help create positive and sustainable outcomes. With expertise in high risk environments, Synergy carry out independent field assessments, company evaluations and audits of due diligence practices for ITSCI.

Benjamin Nenot

Benjamin Nenot

Ben has been working with ITSCI for several years both at Synergy, and at a previous employer, and now leads the team at Synergy who perform various kinds of audit and independent evaluation for ITSCI.

Our Ombudsman

Foley Hoag LLP

An Ombudsman is also retained should disputes arise which cannot be resolved through discussion. Global law firm Foley Hoag, as one of the only legal practices focused on corporate social responsibility, fulfils this role.

Gare Smith

Gare Smith

Gare has expertise in the resolution of conflicts with governments, the media, unions, communities and non-governmental organizations.