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ITRI and Burundi to co-operate over iTSCi implementation

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 11 July 2011

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Burundi and ITRI (on behalf of the iTSCi programme) are pleased to announce plans to co-operate over the implementation of the iTSCi traceability and due diligence initiative. This follows piloting of iTSCi in South Kivu in 2010, the on-going implementation in Rwanda since the end of 2010, and the more recent start-up of the scheme in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in late March...

OECD seeks to integrate conflict minerals rules.

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 06 July 2011

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is expected to make a formal request that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes explicit reference to existing, internationally agreed due diligence guidelines when it releases new “conflict minerals” reporting rules shortly. The SEC is in the final stages of considering the interpretation of the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and may release the new ‘rules’ sometime in August. The OECD believes that its own...

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