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iTSCi report demonstrates effective risk management outcomes in 3T minerals supply

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Newly published data from the iTSCi minerals due diligence programme demonstrates effective risk identification and management outcomes for tin, tungsten and tantalum supply from Central Africa.

The new figures show how the 3,063 incidents recorded and managed across 1,341 mine sites in four countries by iTSCi from 2011 to 2016 have resulted in 2,081 positive outcomes, as the co-ordinated combination of actions by stakeholders has achieved successful and progressive improvement in the supply chain.

Through iTSCi implementation, companies, governments,...

Apple to include cobalt in DRC due diligence protocols

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Following recent publicity over allegations of child labour and poor working conditions at DRC artisanal cobalt mines, Apple has announced that it will this year begin to include cobalt suppliers in its due diligence protocols. They will use a similar approach to existing ‘conflict minerals’ programmes operating there for tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Issues over cobalt mining in the DRC were raised by an Amnesty International report in January 2016. The Washington Post and more recently Sky News have...

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