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Walking the Talk on ASM Assurance and Impact: How Better Mining data drives improvement on 38 ASM sites

Register now for our Virtual Side Event at the 2021 OECD Forum, April 26 at 3.30pm CET to hear from a range of stakeholders on why they are working with Better Mining. Linn Fortgens Director of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, Volvo Cars Susan Dreveny Responsible Minerals Systems Lead, Intel Olena Wiaderma Director of Sustainability […]

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New supply chain tracing project to develop an industry protocol and platform to increase downstream tracing of goods made with child and forced labor

London, 4 March 2021. Detecting child and forced labor in today’s global, complex supply chains is a daunting challenge. The complexity, fragmentation and fluidity of most company’s supply chains limit visibility to the raw materials used in their products. Risks of exploitative labor practices, including child and forced labor, increase at the raw material level, […]

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NorNickel joining RCS Global – IBM Blockchain Collaboration (RSBN). Signals responsibility commitment.

RCS Global is looking forward to working with Norilsk Nickel (NorNickel) on the Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network (RSBN). NorNickel is the world’s biggest producer of refined nickel. It is further testimony to the increasing engagement of the nickel industry in responsible sourcing, as highlighted by RCS Global. 18 January 2021. Through the RSBN and our […]

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Better Mining featured in new Wall Street Journal and Polestar Collaboration

RCS Global is proud to have been featured in the documentary film collaboration between Polestar and the Wall Street Journal, presented by Golden Globe nominee Oscar Isaac. The film outlines how Polestar are ensuring their battery supply chains live up to the sustainability vision of the brand. RCS Global and our Better Mining initiative are […]

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CATL teams up with RCS Global Group to promote responsible supply chain

Landmark partnership will see CATL suppliers assessed for conformance with environmental and human rights requirements Action will align CATL’s risk management approach with best practice expectations within the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market In cooperation with RCS Global, CATL has already completed due diligence audits on its suppliers for stakeholders including Volvo Cars, Groupe PSA, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi […]

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RCS Global to support the expansion of responsible sourcing auditing and certification, drawing on IRMA’s Standard for Responsible Mining

RCS Global will work with Mercedes-Benz AG to select specific mine sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo and review their performance against a subset of IRMA‘s Standard for Responsible Mining as a first step toward a future third-party audit against the full IRMA Standard. This phased approach builds on the established collaboration between RCS […]

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Is sourcing clean nickel possible?

Earlier this month during its Battery Day event, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk announced the company’s intention to only source responsibly produced nickel. What does “responsible nickel” mean? What are the risks? Is Musk’s call even possible to achieve? In this short spotlight we highlight some of the risks in the industry and potential avenues for […]

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Learn about our strategic partnership with Volkswagen Group

RCS Global is proud to have recently confirmed an expanded strategic partnership with Volkswagen Group. We have long been at the forefront of responsible sourcing in the battery metals sector and a key part of our work has been the support we have delivered for the automotive sector. The partnership we have developed with VW […]

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Better Mining ASM monitoring program successfully scales, announces partnerships

Better Mining delivers continual monitoring data from ASM mining sites in the DRC, which supports responsible sourcing improvements in the sector The Better Mining monitoring program will be extended at its Kasulo and Kamilombe sites, and expanded to new sites near Likasi The monitoring program will also now partner with the Fair Cobalt Alliance and […]

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Automotive responsible sourcing: an interview with RCS Global Group

June 2020. The last 18 months have seen a significant increase in engagement in responsible sourcing from automotive companies and RCS Global is playing a major role in the sector’s evolving approach. In our latest industry blog, we speak to our Managing Director, and our Head of Advisory, Knowledge and Training to get their views […]

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RCS Global confirmed as approved Copper Market Assessor

June 2020. RCS Global is proud to have been confirmed as one of the approved Assessment Firms for The Copper Mark, and to have been selected to deliver the assessments for the first two participating producers, Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia and Kennecott Utah Copper LLC, USA. With a global footprint, over a decade of experience […]

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RCS Global Group x LG Chem: Responsible Sourcing Leadership in Practice

May 2020. In the latest of our industry partner Q&As, RCS Global co-founder Harrison Mitchell spoke with Terry Lee, Senior Manager for Sustainability Strategy at LG Chem – one of the world’s largest Li-Ion battery producers, to discuss the importance of responsible sourcing in the battery supply chain.    HM: Korea, like every country, has […]

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