Stories from the Field

Joint tag management in South Kivu for greater transparency

Joint tag management in South Kivu for greater transparency

In Numbi, management of ITSCI tags was a point of tension and suspicion. The concession owner SAKIMA, the mining company AMUR and the local cooperative COPAMIHANUBU were on one side, and state technical services SAEMAPE and Divimines were on the other. The presence of...

ITSCI’s Risk Awareness Radio Campaign in DRC

ITSCI’s Risk Awareness Radio Campaign in DRC

A radio campaign was launched in DRC broadcasting every month over 500 spots in both French and Swahili on 21 radio stations. In Maniema province’s Lubutu territory Hugo Assani Muloba, a host of “Umoja ya Lubutu” radio station, noticed the interest of his audience on...

ITSCI trains the National Steering Committee (NSC) in Burundi

ITSCI trains the National Steering Committee (NSC) in Burundi

In 2019, Burundi inaugurated its National Steering Committee for 3T Mineral Traceability and Due Diligence. The NSC follows the model established by ITSCI in neighbouring DRC, and is one of the recommendations from the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible...

News

ITSCI Champion Kay Nimmo wins Business Women of the Year Award

ITSCI Champion Kay Nimmo wins Business Women of the Year Award

Kay Nimmo, Head of Sustainability at the International Tin Association (ITA), has been presented with a CEO Today Business Women of the Year Award 2020. The prestigious Awards celebrate powerful and inspiring women around the globe, serving as role models for female...

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...

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

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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

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...