Statements

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...

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’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report

iTSCi’s Response to Global Witness’ Time To Dig Deeper Report

Global Witness (GW) recently released a report ‘Time to Dig Deeper [1], which reviewed progress of annual public reporting as recommended in Step 5 of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. The review referenced many public reports of 3T companies who are iTSCi members...

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts final report S2017/672 16th August 2017 on the Democratic Republic of the Congo extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) addressed to the President of the Security Council. As the only operational...

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017

ITRI letter to SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar March 2017


Comments on January 31, 2017, statement on the Commission's Conflict Minerals Rule Acting Chairman of the SEC, Michael S. Piwowar made a statement on 31st January 2017 regarding ‘Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation’ ITRI has provided comments to...

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts midterm report

ITRI comments on the UN Group of Experts midterm report


ITRI, as the global tin industry association, leads the implementation of the joint industry iTSCi due diligence programme in the DRC and adjoining countries. Our organisation and our member companies are committed to playing their part in breaking the...

ITRI response to UN Group of Experts Report on DRC

ITRI response to UN Group of Experts Report on DRC


ITRI, as the global tin industry association, leads the implementation of the joint industry due diligence activity, the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI Programme) in the DRC and adjoining countries. Our organisation has followed closely reports...

ITRI response to Newsweek article

ITRI response to Newsweek article



Newsweek published an article “Where Apple gets the tantalum for your iPhone” on the 4 th February 2015 which made various assertions and criticisms of both the Conflict Free Smelter Programme (CFSP), and the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI)...