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NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

NGOs call for emergency action in aid of ASM communities

Those who work in artisanal mining were already amongst some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable before the COVID pandemic, and are even more so now. Therefore, NGOs are calling for the international community’s attention to this crisis. Over 70 NGOs and civil...

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

CALL TO ACTION: EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED

ITSCI is urgently seeking support from our stakeholders, including donors, international institutions and downstream industry, in taking action in order to maintain livelihoods.  We echo the OECD and RMI calls to action in support of essential on-the-ground...

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ARTISANAL MINERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON ARTISANAL MINERS IN CENTRAL AFRICA

​COVID is directly affecting the livelihoods, health and long-term outcomes of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities where ITSCI operates.  The pandemic has caused supply chain disruption, low market prices and suspension and interruptions to mining...

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...

Workshop on Confronting Modern Slavery in DRC-UK Mineral Supply Chains

Workshop on Confronting Modern Slavery in DRC-UK Mineral Supply Chains

The award-winning ITSCI Programme is proud to champion traceability and due diligence in the 3T minerals supply chain. On February 26, ITSCI’s implementation partner Pact, in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), hosted a workshop on confronting...

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...