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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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OECD guidance on conflict minerals finalised

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 27 May 2011

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development passed new guidance for companies involved in the so-called “conflict minerals” trade in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Bloomberg reported.

The guidance offers a non-binding code of conduct that more than 40 countries have agreed to promote, the Paris-based organization said in an e-mailed statement. The new rules will clarify how companies can work in conflict zones by managing risks in their supply chains, Lahra Liberti, OECD adviser on international law,...

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