Stories from the Field

Traceability helps to promote community well-being

Traceability helps to promote community well-being

In June 2021, ITSCI field staff visited Kisende primary school in Kizigaziga village, in Maniema’s Pangi territory. The school has recently been renovated by Ngozi artisanal mining cooperative (COMINGOZI). The rehabilitation reinforces the cooperative’s pledge for...

Training local stakeholders in Maniema

Training local stakeholders in Maniema

In July 2021, ITSCI DRC Programme Manager (PM) Vincent Gbolo Songe travelled throughout Maniema Province to conduct special training sessions with CPP and CLS members, accompanied by the provincial PM Alpy Songoli. The CPP and CLS are provincial and local...

News

New study gives hope for endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

New study gives hope for endangered gorillas in eastern DRC

A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has revealed that the global population estimate of critically endangered Grauer's gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) is now 6,800 individuals compared to a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals. ...

Volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On Saturday 22 May 2021, Mount Nyiragongo situated in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the capital city of Goma erupted. From Monday, repeated tremors raised concerns about another eruption. One tremor has reached a 5.1 magnitude. The...

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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...