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Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda

Client
PACT
Year
2012
Project type
Charity
Location
Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda

Mining in The Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda – Work for PACT

The iTSCi Programme (ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative) is a joint industry project designed to address conflict mineral concerns in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and other Great Lakes Region countries. The Programme establishes traceability in the upstream mineral chain for cassiterite, columbo-tantalite and wolframite by working with local Governments and their field agents, and assists companies to establish due diligence through regular independent risk assessments and audits. The Programme supports the practical implementation of the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains; by allowing companies to source metals responsibly, total disengagement from the Great Lakes Region can be avoided.