Stories from the Field

Mineral revenues bring light to save lives

Walikale territory, in the province of North Kivu, has long been known as an im-portant source of cassiterite from the DRC although it has in the past been associ-ated with high profile conflict issues. The province suffered from a de-facto embar-go from 2011 until...

Infrastructure challenges mining in Maniema

In Maniema province, mining activities are at the heart of the economy, providing livelihoods for thousands of miners and their families. Since iTSCi began there in 2012, more than 6,700 tonnes of minerals have been exported, with recent monthly production in Maniema...

Reducing risk of tag fraud by new procedures

The iTSCi traceability and due diligence programme was first implemented in Masisi in North Kivu during 2014, scaling up in the Province over time as resources and security allowed. iTSCi works closely with our partners in the government to put in place the...

News

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,...

DRC Mining Regulations drafted as expected


Reuters reported that the commission set up to draft detailed regulations to implement the new DRC mining code has completed its work with limited concessions to the requests of large mining companies in the country. The 700+-page draft which has been circulated by...

UK MP meets International Tin Association on conflict minerals


UK Member of Parliament Anne Main has met with the International Tin Association as part of her campaign to highlight the need for greater UK government support of measures to regulate minerals supply chains, ensuring that armed conflict and human rights abuses are...

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Press Releases

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

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts midterm report


ITRI, as the global tin industry association, leads the implementation of the joint industry iTSCi due diligence programme in the DRC and adjoining countries. Our organisation and our member companies are committed to playing their part in breaking the...

ITRI response to UN Group of Experts Report on DRC


ITRI, as the global tin industry association, leads the implementation of the joint industry due diligence activity, the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI Programme) in the DRC and adjoining countries. Our organisation has followed closely reports...