Better Mining is the new name of RCS Global Group's Better Cobalt product. Better Mining provides artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chain specific digital risk and impact data packages on a subscription basis to downstream companies and consumer brands.
Better Mining's promises are: a) 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; b) secure delivery of analysed data packages in flexible formats to meet clients' analytics needs.
Better Sourcing (BSP) is RCS Global Group's second Upstream Data product. Better Sourcing is an RMI-recognised upstream assurance mechanism focussed on the validation of 3TG minerals exports in compliance with global regulatory requirements in the form of "conflict minerals" legislation.
Better Sourcing's promise is to deliver the accurate information needed for continuous improvement of upstream trading chains through the mitigation of risks.
Our systems are flexible and can validate against any further responsible sourcing criteria, standards and/or legislation.
‘Better Sourcing has been third-party audited and sets out to operationalize / implement the recommendations based on the OECD DDG / CRAFT / RMI. 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.
Data is verified, managed, and securely strored by our Systems Team
Visual, easy-to-use, secure online dashboard that can be shared with purchasers and external stakeholders to demonstrate responsible sourcing
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