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Katanga promotes conflict-free" status "

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s south eastern Katanga province has begun promoting itself as a source of conflict-free minerals, Bloomberg reported. The trade in tin ore, coltan, gold and wolfram from Central Africa ground to a halt in April when new auditing guidelines for mineral processors by the US-based Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative took effect. The two groups have been hosting meetings in Washington DC, USA, this week to discuss the situation.

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iTSCi provisional membership programme announced

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 13 June 2011

ITRI and T.I.C. are pleased to announce the next important step towards establishing a non-conflict responsible supply chain of ‘3T’ minerals (cassiterite, columbotantalite and wolfram) from the central African region by formalising the opportunity for company membership of the iTSCi programme. A provisional membership agreement is now available which sets out the key aspects of the system; traceability, independent risk assessment and independent audit, as well as defining important legal aspects such as confidentiality and funding commitments.

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