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BBC: Trump and Africa’s conflict minerals

Will Donald Trump’s desired repeal of the Dodd Frank Act mark a comeback for conflict minerals in the DRC? He’s issued an executive order asking Congress to consider revisions of the Act. One key clause, 1502, requires US firms to declare where they’re sourcing their gold, tin, and other minerals, often used in consumer electronics. In […]

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RCS Global and CDI announce new partnership

The Cobalt Development Institute (CDI) has launched a new partnership with RCS Global to establish industry-wide supply chain risk management guidance that is flexible enough to respond to the diversity of the Institute’s membership. The partnership comes at a critical time as demand for cobalt and scrutiny of its production continues to increase. Guidance and […]

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Five responsible sourcing trends to look out for 2017

This year will see major NGOs working in the responsible sourcing space releasing new or follow up reports that will place more sectors under pressure.
Likewise, the OECD is due to release findings on an examination of 22 different raw material supply chains. The key quote here from a senior OECD staffer is ‘the more we research, the more we discover.’

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RCS Global at the Forum on Responsible Minerals.

From 2 – 5 May we will be in Paris for the 11th annual Forum on Responsible Minerals. The conference is the key annual event in responsible sourcing for actors across minerals supply chains with all major upstream and downstream businesses attending.

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What the EU conflict minerals rule means for EU companies

This week the EU Parliament formally adopted mandatory due diligence for mineral importers. This could have a significant effect on EU based companies. Following the announcement, we have pulled out several highlights for mineral importing companies, and brands that use 3TG material to be aware of:

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What you need to know about Downstream Audits

Earlier this month the CFSI’s 2016 Annual Conference took place in Santa Clara, California. The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) is a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains. The event itself is the pivotal annual conference for ethical mineral supply chain monitoring.

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New ASM guidelines published by IGF and RCS Global

RCS Global and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) have launched the first universal framework designed to improve how governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining.

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New publication: The emerging cobalt challenge: Competition, Concentration, and Compliance

As cobalt demand rises companies are increasingly facing the triple challenge of competition, concentration, and compliance. In this paper we explore the state of the market, the challenges companies face in sourcing cobalt and the potential compliance challenges in the market.

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