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OECD praise for "Remarkable Progress" of the iTSCi Programme

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Thursday, 02 June 2016

The success of the iTSCi Programme in contributing to breaking the link between mineral trade and conflict in central Africa has been highlighted in the key findings of a detailed report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) discussed at the recent multi-stakeholder due diligence forum in Paris.

The full report, which can be downloaded here, looks at a number of supply chain initiatives developed in the last five years. It notes that "on-the-ground implementation of the...

New initiative launched to reduce link between conflict and minerals in EU supply chain

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A joint initiative to set up a European Partnership for Responsible Minerals has been launched with the aim of eradicating links between conflict and minerals in the supply chain to the EU. Several governments, led by The Netherlands, are involved in the scheme and they will work together with leading businesses, including major electronics manufacturers, to support the socially responsible extraction of minerals with a special focus on conflict zones and other high risk areas.

This new programme, which will...

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