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Walking the Talk on ASM Assurance and Impact: How Better Mining data drives improvement on 38 ASM sites

Virtual Side Event at the 2021 OECD Forum, hear from a range of stakeholders on why they are working with Better Mining.

Active across 27 cobalt, copper and 3TG ASM sites in Central Africa, Better Mining is a rapidly expanding mineral agnostic ASM assurance and impact program that continuously monitors and supports the improvement of conditions on and around ASM sites.

An increasing number of companies are using Better Mining to conduct due diligence on ASM sites, to support the improvement of conditions in ASM communities at several sites on a regional scale, and to better understand regional risk and impact trends related to ASM.

In 2020 alone, Better Mining generated data on 1000+ incidents across 7 risk areas and delivered 480 corrective action recommendations. Of these 480 corrective actions, 72% are either implemented or in progress of implementation.

In this OECD Forum side event, RCS Global Group will convene a range of key stakeholders to discuss the progress of the program, explore the trends emerging from data generated over the last year, and discuss the overall positive due diligence and development impact Better Mining is delivering at each end of the supply chain.


  • Linn Fortgens

    Director of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management,
    Volvo Cars

  • Susan Dreveny

    Responsible Minerals Systems Lead,

  • Olena Wiaderma

    Director of Sustainability and Supply Chain Due Diligence,
    LuNa Smelter Ltd.

  • Bryce Lee

    Director of Corporate Social Responsibility,
    Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

  • Robert Bitumba

    DRC Country Director
    RCS Global Group

  • Leah Butler

    Vice President
    Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

  • Ferdinand Maubrey

    Managing Director
    RCS Global Group.

  • Ana Sarmiento

    Better Mining Lead
    RCS Global Group.