Better Sourcing and Better Cobalt are two RCS Global Group products that generate data providing valuable insight into the most complex part of the supply chain.
Better Sourcing is an RMI-recognized upstream assurance mechanism that validates supply chains and exports through the digital and continuous collection, verification, and reporting of data on production, trade, and socio-economic conditions from source to market.
Better Cobalt monitors impact by monitoring mine sites and trading chains for market expectations responsible production and improvement intervention impacts over time.
Our systems are flexible and can validate against any further responsible sourcing criteria, standards and/or legislation.
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 BSP-validated material were successfully audited by the RMI (RMAP), confirming the market acceptance of BSP-validated material.