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UK MP meets International Tin Association on conflict minerals

UK MP meets International Tin Association on conflict minerals


UK Member of Parliament Anne Main has met with the International Tin Association as part of her campaign to highlight the need for greater UK government support of measures to regulate minerals supply chains, ensuring that armed conflict and human rights abuses are...

Enough report commends Apple for ITSCI engagement

Enough report commends Apple for ITSCI engagement


US NGO Enough Project has published ‘Demand the Supply’, including its 2017 conflict minerals company rankings, commending Apple as a ‘clear leader’, in particular receiving full credit for identifying and tracking supply chain incidents. As detailed in Apple’s 2016...

Former South Kivu anti-fraud chief jailed for life

Former South Kivu anti-fraud chief jailed for life


Abbas Kayonga, former anti-fraud commission chief for the South Kivu Province of DRC was jailed for life by a military court in Bukavu on 20th March 2018 on charges of rebellion, murder and the illegal possession of weapons. Mr Kayonga and the South Kivu Anti-Fraud...

DRC mineral royalty increases with mining code revision

DRC mineral royalty increases with mining code revision


Revision of the DRC’s 2002 mining code was concluded by parliament in late January, and signed into law by President Kabila on 9th March 2018 despite intense lobbying by mining companies such as Glencore. The new code introduces various major fiscal and regulatory...

ITSCI extends pilot activities in Uganda

ITSCI extends pilot activities in Uganda


The ITSCI programme has extended its pilot 3T traceability monitoring in Uganda at the invitation of the company ‘3T Mining’ who see this as an important step in accessing key markets in the US and Europe. 3T Mining operates in Wakiso district, an area thought to be...

H.C. Starck tantalum certified ‘conflict-free’ for the seventh time

H.C. Starck tantalum certified ‘conflict-free’ for the seventh time


H.C. Starck GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of technology metals and advanced ceramics has received certification for processing of ‘conflict-free’ tantalum raw materials for the seventh time in a row. The audited H.C. Starck companies are members of...

ITSCI governance assessment: Uganda

ITSCI governance assessment: Uganda


This report is an iTSCi Governance Assessment conducted in September 2016. The purpose of the Governance Assessment is to provide an overview of the implementation and development of the iTSCi Programme in Uganda since its inception in September 2015 and to highlight...

95% of company due diligence policies not aligned with OECD

95% of company due diligence policies not aligned with OECD


A recent consultant study has concluded that 95% of downstream companies belonging to the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) had responsible sourcing policies that were not aligned with OECD Due Diligence Guidance. If this typical level of engagement is not...