Stories from the Field

Proactive expansion of mineral traceability in Shabunda

Proactive expansion of mineral traceability in Shabunda

In 2016, the ITSCI programme was implemented at five mine sites in in Shabunda, South Kivu, DRC. A local multi-stakeholder committee, or CLS, was set up and trained. Members began holding monthly meetings to discuss and monitor activities and review and mitigate risks...

Understanding ITSCI and RMB’S role in traceability

Understanding ITSCI and RMB’S role in traceability

In order to ensure that all stakeholders within the mineral supply chain adhere to ITSCI traceability and due diligence procedures, ITSCI/Pact staff work in collaboration with Rwandan government staff, namely the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB) and their...

OHS aids in production increases at Motongo Mine site

OHS aids in production increases at Motongo Mine site

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), are often not considered by miners. Besides dire consequences such as injury or death, accidents at mines can have negative social and psychological implications as well as economic consequences when mining activities become...

News

Coltan listed by DRC as ‘strategic’

Coltan listed by DRC as ‘strategic’



Coltan is among minerals now classified by the DRC as ‘strategic’ substances meaning that it will be subject to an increased royalty rate of 10% under the recently changed Mining Code. According to Reuters, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Mines signed a decree...

ITSCI staff training for continued improvement

ITSCI staff training for continued improvement


With the ITSCI programme now operating in four countries, training events for project staff are an international affair. In July, project managers and reporting officers for Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and Uganda convened in Bujumbura, Burundi for extensive training....

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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

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017


Comments on January 31, 2017, statement on the Commission's Conflict Minerals Rule Acting Chairman of the SEC, Michael S. Piwowar made a statement on 31st January 2017 regarding ‘Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation’ ITRI has provided comments to...

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts midterm report

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...