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ITSCI Programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2018 to Oct 2019

ITSCI Programme Incident & Outcome Review Nov 2018 to Oct 2019

ITSCI has issued its 2018/2019 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 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...

PPA Delegation Visits ITSCI Sites in DRC and Rwanda

PPA Delegation Visits ITSCI Sites in DRC and Rwanda

In December 2019, members of the Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA) had the opportunity to visit ITSCI mine sites in the Great Lakes region. Representatives of the U.S. government, PPA Secretariat, and downstream companies toured mines in the...

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 at the Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 !!!

ITSCI at the Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 !!!

Kay Nimmo, Head of Sustainability of the ITA, will be speaking at the Responsible Business Summit taking place from 26 to 28 May 2020 in London. The Responsible Business Summit Europe will bring together leaders and key stakeholders from across the globe to share...

The European Commission ‘Due diligence ready’ portal

The European Commission ‘Due diligence ready’ portal

The European Commission has launched ‘Due diligence ready!’ to promote responsible sourcing from high risk and conflict affected areas. The online portal contains information and tools to guide companies on how to check the source of their raw materials and improve...

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....