UPSTREAM DATA SUBSCRIPTION

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO MEASURE POSITIVE IMPACT AND TO PRODUCE AND SOURCE RAW MATERIALS RESPONSIBLY

UPSTREAM DATA SUBSCRIPTION

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO MEASURE POSITIVE IMPACT AND TO PRODUCE AND SOURCE RAW MATERIALS RESPONSIBLY

UPSTREAM DATA SUBSCRIPTION

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO MEASURE POSITIVE IMPACT AND TO PRODUCE AND SOURCE RAW MATERIALS RESPONSIBLY

Better Mining is the new name of RCS Global Group's Better Sourcing and Better Cobalt products. Better Mining is your window into the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector, making available supply chain specific digital risk and impact data on a subscription basis.

Better Mining fulfils two promises: a) the active and permanent monitoring of artisanal (ASM) mine sites in all minerals and trading chains for adherence to responsible sourcing market expectations, through RCS Global's Better Mining monitoring agents; and

b) as an RMI-recognized upstream assurance mechanism the validation of 3TG minerals exports in compliance with global regulatory requirements in the form of "conflict minerals" legislation.

Supply chains and exports are validated against and data is collected in alignment with:

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Initiative Chains

Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) Responsible Minerals Assurance Process

CRAFT Code of the
Alliance for Responsible
Mining (ARM)

Our systems are flexible and can validate against any further responsible sourcing criteria, standards and/or legislation.

 

Better Mining (previously Better Sourcing) Market Acceptance:

Better Sourcing has been third-party audited by BSR and found to be fully compliant with the requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. The RMI recognises it to be conforming with the requirements of the RMI (RMAP) smelter audit program. Better Sourcing has been operational since 2014 and is working on more than 30 mine sites across tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold, and cobalt in Rwanda and the DRC. Tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold exports are regularly validated and receiving smelters of our validated material were successfully audited by the RMI (RMAP), confirming the market acceptance of Better Sourcing-validated material.

How the product works

Supply Chain Evaluation

A recurring due dilligence assessment of all upstream actors in the supply chain (cooperative, mine site operator, traders, exporters, etc.) and the material flow.

Monitoring

Permanent on-site smartphone-based monitoring of incidents, risks, and socio-economic community impact by trained field agents employed by RCS Global Group.

Optional: Traceability

Conitinuous electronic traceability from mine site to point of treatment or point of export to ensure provenance and prevent supply chain contamination
Powerered by GeoTraceability

Data Verification

Data is verified, managed, and securely strored by our Systems Team

RCS Global

Data Reporting Platform

Visual, easy-to-use, secure online dashboard that can be shared with purchasers and external stakeholders to demonstrate responsible sourcing

Data Reporting Platform

Advantages

Identification of responsible raw material sources for purchasers

Market access and facilitated investment for responsible producers and traders

Monitoring and measurement of continuous improvement data for community impact in and around production sites

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