Stories from the Field

Joint workshop for due diligence and traceability staff by ITSCI-RMB

Joint workshop for due diligence and traceability staff by ITSCI-RMB

On 27th August, ITSCI organised a workshop in partnership with the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) to support exporters in their due diligence practice and strengthen their knowledge of ITSCI procedures, including traceability and risk management.  Among...

Language Adaption Brings Local Partners Together in Luena

Language Adaption Brings Local Partners Together in Luena

Engaging stakeholders at the local level can be a delicate balancing act, as the ITSCI programme seeks to build inclusive partnerships to improve traceability and due diligence on the ground in tangible ways. Trust is a crucial element that contributes to successful...

SAEMAPE provides new scales to reduce traceability incidents

SAEMAPE provides new scales to reduce traceability incidents

SAEMAPE (Service d’assistance et d’encadrement des mines artisanales et de petit echelle) is the DRC government service devoted to supporting artisanal and small-scale miners, and a key ITSCI partner on the ground. SAEMAPE agents are tagging minerals with ITSCI at the...

News

ITSCI’s session at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

ITSCI’s session at the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

A decade of success: Reflections and lessons learned from ITSCI by the International Tin Association ITSCI will host a partner session at the OECD - OCDE’s 14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains on 26 April 2021. Since 2010, the International Tin Supply Chain...

ITSCI programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2019 to Oct 2020

ITSCI programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2019 to Oct 2020

ITSCI has issued its 2019/2020 Incident Review. The report gives an overview of the success of stakeholders working with the ITSCI Programme to achieve risk mitigation relating to mineral supply chains from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and...

ITSCI’s Annual Report is now available

ITSCI’s Annual Report is now available

We are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report. Despite the many challenges of operating in high-risk environments, our programme grew in scope. We cover more than 2,250 mine sites and hold a unique position in 3T responsible sourcing through our collaboration with...

ITSCI Newsletter ‘Insight’

In our quarterly newsletter we provide updates on progress and challenges for ITSCI as well as relevant general news on regulatory developments or events

Available in  English and French

Press Releases

Responsible minerals programme receives donation from Qualcomm

Responsible minerals programme receives donation from Qualcomm

iTSCi announced that its responsible minerals programme has received a donation from Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, to help break the link between minerals and conflict. iTSCi is a unique and highly...

OECD praise for “Remarkable Progress” of the iTSCi Programme

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

ITSCI standards protect endangered species

ITSCI standards protect endangered species

The ITSCI due diligence and traceability programme monitors over 2,000 tin, tantalum and tungsten (3T) mine sites across the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. These countries, besides their rich mineral resources, are also known for their...

ITSCI Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

ITSCI Statement on Lawsuit over Congolese cobalt mining deaths

As reported in the news media, five of the world’s largest tech companies have been named in a lawsuit filed on 15th December 2019 by human rights firm International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents and children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....

iTSCi’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report

iTSCi’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report

Global Witness (GW) recently released a report ‘Time to Dig Deeper [1], which reviewed progress of annual public reporting as recommended in Step 5 of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. The review referenced many public reports of 3T companies who are iTSCi members...