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RCS Global and automotive company PSA announce supply chain due diligence programme

March 2020. Groupe PSA (which includes international car company brands such as Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel) and RCS Global are excited to announce the launch of a supply chain due diligence programme to map and audit PSA’s Li-Ion Battery supply chains against responsible sourcing criteria. RCS Global Group is the global market leader in audit […]

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The NBC documentary highlights the clear risks in the Mica supply chain. RCS Global supports OEMs’ response.

November 2019. In Madagascar and across other key producers including China and India, serious responsible sourcing risks are present in mica production, not least child labour. In India alone, in Jharkhand and Buhir regions, an estimated 20,000 children are involved illegally in the industry. One of the key challenges with mica, as with cobalt and […]

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Volvo Cars Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network launched by RCS Global, IBM, Ford, and Volkswagen Group.

Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network moves towards operationalization, with pilot succeeded in linking each phase of the supply chain from mine to OEM RCS Global Group completes responsible sourcing assessments of each participating company Volvo Cars to apply RSBN in LG Chem supply chain starting in spring 2020 Plans underway to expand from tracing cobalt into […]

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How tech can drive ASM improvements from cobalt to mica

Photo ©Nicholas Garrett, 2019 The decision allowing artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) metal to be traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME) confirms that ASM is here to stay. The sector needs to be supported to improve conditions and reduce key risks, like child labour. Mine monitoring technology is an indispensable tool to achieve this […]

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RCS Global Group statement: response to LME announcement on artisanally mined metals

Photo: © USAID Berlin, 28 October, 2019 On Friday October 25, the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced its responsible sourcing requirements following a formal consultation. RCS Global Group considers this to be a positive step and welcomes the LME’s choice of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance as the framework underpinning its requirements. “By adopting the OECD […]

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RCS Global partners with Ford Motor Company, Huayou Cobalt, IBM, LG Chem for blockchain pilot.

We are excited to announce the launch of a major blockchain pilot to address concerns in strategic mineral supply chains Our goal is to create an open, industrywide network to trace and validate minerals and other materials for the automotive and consumer electronics industry Initial work to focus on responsible sourcing of industrially-mined cobalt You […]

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Investigating the extent of direct mineral sales by governments and SOEs

December 2018. In response to growing scrutiny into the sales of minerals and metals by governments and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), NRGI has worked with RCS Global to produce a working paper to better understand the scale and nature of these transactions. The findings will be presented at a session on commodities trading transparency at the […]

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New Report: Supply Chain Human Rights Risk Management

On 14 November the discussion paper “Supply Chain Human Rights Risk Management: Blockchain and Emerging Technology” was launched in London. The paper is the result of a collaboration between RCS Global, Hermes Investment Management, DLA Piper, and Everledger. Focussing on human rights risk management and supply chain transparency in minerals and metals supply chains, the […]

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RCS Global Group Responsible Sourcing Leadership Series: Our Talk with Rio Tinto About Creating Responsible Diamond Value Chains

October 2018. As part of RCS Global’s Responsible Sourcing Leadership Series, we are conducting interviews with a number of global companies and organisations in mineral supply chains that are demonstrating industry leadership and shaping good practice standards in due diligence and responsible sourcing. This month RCS Global’s Alice Valvodova sat down with Vikram Merchant, Director […]

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