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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...

Report shows significant drop in downstream mineral risk reporting

Report shows significant drop in downstream mineral risk reporting


‘Mining the Disclosures 2017’ published recently by the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has highlighted a ‘troubling trend’ in downstream corporate conflict minerals reporting towards more ‘tick-box’ compliance testing and away from stronger ‘risk-based’ due...

US GAO confirms reduced armed groups at 3T DRC sites

US GAO confirms reduced armed groups at 3T DRC sites


An August 2017 report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on conflict minerals in the DRC has highlighted published data on the reduced presence of armed groups at 3T sites, while noting very little progress with regard to gold. The report consolidated...

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...