Stories from the Field

ITSCI brings conflict free status and trade to Kasese mine

In 2015, conflict broke out between two cooperatives at the Kasese mine, which led to the death of two people and the involvement of the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) (Armed forces of DRC) to control and secure the mine site favoured...

New Burundi mining regulation stimulates investment

Through collaboration and feedback from PACT and its partners, the Government of Burundi was able to identify and revise issues created by previous policies that hindered mining production and devise new mining regulations. Subsequent to these new regulations, the 3T...

Rwanda government improving inspection and controls

Since the start of the iTSCi Programme across Rwanda in 2010, we have worked closely with government staff of the Rwanda Mines Board (RMB) to ensure tracea-bility and due diligence is in place for all 3T minerals exported from the country. Traceability relies on RMB...

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...