UPSTREAM DATA

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO SECURE RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIES, PRODUCE AND SOURCE THEM RESPONSIBLY, AND BRING THEM TO MARKET

UPSTREAM DATA

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO SECURE RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIES, PRODUCE AND SOURCE THEM RESPONSIBLY, AND BRING THEM TO MARKET

UPSTREAM DATA

WE IMPLEMENT DATA SOLUTIONS EMPOWERING COMPANIES TO SECURE RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIES, PRODUCE AND SOURCE THEM RESPONSIBLY, AND BRING THEM TO MARKET

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.

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 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 BSP-validated material were successfully audited by the RMI (RMAP), confirming the market acceptance of BSP-validated material.

How the products work

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.

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
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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 raw material sources for responsible purchasers
Market access and facilitated investment for responsible producers and traders
Shared data for the design and impact monitoring of projects and policies looking to improve the lives of communities in and around production sites
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