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Webinar: 2022 Better Mining Impact Report: A year of progress in the ASM sector

Join Better Mining’s partners Ford, General Motors, Intel, and UNICEF for RCS Global Group’s webinar presenting the 2022 Better Mining Impact Report: A Year of Progress in the ASM Sector Improving conditions in the ASM sector is one of the biggest challenges in global raw material supply chains. Join Better Mining’s partners Ford, General Motors, […]

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Webinar Summary: The data-led ESG evolution in battery supply chain due diligence: A year in review, and what to expect in 2022

On December 8th, RCS Global held the final webinar of 2021 making the end of a successful line of webinars joined by a wide range of our partners and industry leaders with representation from all steps of the value chain. The December webinar focused on “The data-led ESG evolution in battery supply chain due diligence” […]

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Webinar Summary: From Should-Have to Must-Have: How Due Diligence Regulation is Changing Standards Adoption

RCS Global Group’s consult unit held a successful webinar in March 2022 on “From Should-Have to Must-Have: How Due Diligence Regulation is Changing Standards Adoption”. It was a great pleasure to be able to gather industry leaders representing various perspectives from the regulatory to the practical point of view and we would like to thank […]

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Webinar: From Should-Have to Must-Have: How Due Diligence Regulation is Changing Standards Adoption

RCS Global Group webinar series presents the European Commission, HSBC, IRMA, and Volkswagen Group on “From Should-Have to Must-Have: How Due Diligence Regulation is Changing Standards Adoption” There are currently around a dozen mandatory supply chain due diligence regulations directly or indirectly impacting companies globally. How can companies in the minerals supply chain make sense […]

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2021 OECD Due Diligence Guidance Annex II Risks Step 5 report for tantalum, tin and tungsten (3T)

Better Mining is pleased to present its 2021 Step 5 report OECD Due Diligence Guidance Annex II Risks in tantalum, tin and tungsten (3T). Better Mining is the proven mineral agnostic assurance and impact program that continuously monitors and supports the improvement of conditions on and around artisanal and small-scale (ASM) mine sites. In December […]

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Summary of Better Mining Webinar: How Better Mining drives digital product traceability and due diligence uptake in the ASM sector

Better Mining held a successful webinar in October 2021 on “Delivering measurable improvement in the ASM sector”, which focussed on our corrective actions process and featured speakers from UNICEF, Intel, Volvo Cars, CMOC – the world’s second-largest cobalt miner, the Responsible Business Alliance and GIZ. We followed up with another successful webinar in November 2021, […]

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Summary of Better Mining Webinar: Delivering measurable improvement in the ASM sector

Yet another successful Better Mining webinar was held on October 21st. The webinar focused on how Better Mining and its Partners drive due diligence uptake and improve conditions across ASM with speakers from CMOC, GIZ, Intel Corporations, the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), UNICEF, and Volvo Cars.

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RCS Global and CATL consolidate and expand cross-supply chain collaboration to develop responsible batteries

The landmark partnership will expand to assess around 80 CATL suppliers for responsible sourcing, responsible mining and ESG performance. In addition to cobalt, lithium and graphite, the expanded partnership will now also cover aluminium, copper, nickel and manganese. The partnership optimizes CATL’s risk management strategy for supply chains to meet its social responsibility aspirations as […]

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RCS Global and Responsible Minerals Initiative Expand Better Mining Programme

London, Alexandria, 16th September 2021. The continued partnership between RCS Global Group and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) has resulted in an expansion of the Better Mining programme, further scaling assurance and improvement across artisanal and small-scale (ASM) mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

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GIZ and RCS Global form technical collaboration to pilot empowering cooperatives to assess risks and implement improvement measures at ASM cobalt mine sites

Berlin / Kolwezi, 6 September 2021. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ, has commissioned RCS Global Group through its Better Mining program to pilot empowering cooperatives to conduct self-monitoring of risks and incidents on ASM cobalt sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  The mineral agnostic Better Mining assurance and improvement program […]

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RCS Global and UNICEF announce collaboration to tackle child rights infringements in artisanal mining

30 August 2021. RCS Global Group and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced a technical cooperation to develop, pilot sites, and roll-out internationally, a toolkit to prevent and counteract child labor by mitigating wider child rights infringements in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities in the DRC. The collaboration brings together the industry […]

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CMOC and IXM join RCS Global Group’s Better Mining program to improve conditions on and around ASM sites

London/Hong Kong, 22 April 2021. China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) – the second largest cobalt producer and the largest tungsten producer in the world – and its Geneva-based trading arm, IXM, have announced that they will join Better Mining as supporters. They join a growing list of businesses who have publicly committed to support the […]

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