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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) co-operation with iTSCi

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) co-operation with iTSCi


The Conflict Free Sourcing  Initiative (CFSI) has highlighted its cooperation with iTSCi in the EICC 2016 Annual Report.  iTSCi has worked closely with CFSI for many years in support of our joint aims to achieve responsible ‘conflict-free’ minerals supply chains and...

iTSCi field staff make 1,500 visits this quarter

iTSCi field staff make 1,500 visits this quarter

iTSCi field staff have visited around 1,500 mine, processor and exporter sites this quarter, as well as facilitating discussion in stakeholder committees in four Central Africa countries. This work is a vital part of the iTSCi programme, observing first-hand exactly...

iTSCi team plays a leading role at the annual OECD forum

iTSCi team plays a leading role at the annual OECD forum

The iTSCi team played a leading role at the 11th ICGLR-OECD-UN Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains held in Paris in May 2017. The forum was a comprehensive review of implementation of the benchmark OECD Due Diligence Guidelines (DDG) responsible minerals supply...

iTSCi wins 2017 International CSR Excellence Award

iTSCi wins 2017 International CSR Excellence Award

The iTSCi programme continues to win awards for its outstanding contribution to sustainable supply chain management. Already recognised in January as a key contributor to ITRI being named edie Sustainability Leader 2017, iTSCi has now won an International CSR...

iTSCi lead ranked #9 in 2017 Top 100 Conflict Minerals Leaders

iTSCi lead ranked #9 in 2017 Top 100 Conflict Minerals Leaders

iTSCi lead Kay Nimmo, ITRI has been listed #9 in the Assent Compliance Top 100 Conflict Mineral Leaders this year, up from #15 in 2016. This recognises her wide ranging influence across global upstream industries in promoting conflict mineral due diligence, including...

iTSCi incidents referenced in Apple’s 2016 CMR

iTSCi incidents referenced in Apple’s 2016 CMR

Apple's Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) for the period of 2016 has recently been published here.  The CMR notes 15 incidents in which individuals identified as members or potential members of 'armed groups' were alleged to be involved. Of these, the majority of...

Downstream funding the ‘middle path’ on due diligence costs

Downstream funding the ‘middle path’ on due diligence costs

A recent paper by one the original champions of mineral supply chain due diligence, Gregory Mthembu-Salter, has questioned recent published criticism of upstream due diligence systems such as iTSCi, highlighting a failure to recognise that some negative trade offs,...