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.
Steven PetersonSteven uses his english and french skills to manage our membership, as well as ensuring appropriate distribution of information
Emily TurnerEmily is responsible for implementing all aspects of traceability, and managing our data evaluation and reporting team
Josephine St JohnJosephine is our finance officer looking after funding collection, monitoring expenses and deliverables
On the Ground Teams
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 HayesKaren is the vice president of Pacts ‘Mines to Markets’ programmes and has been contributing to the development of ITSCI since 2011
Yves BawaYves 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.
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 NenotBen 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.
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 has expertise in the resolution of conflicts with governments, the media, unions, communities and non-governmental organizations.