Shared insight from miners from Latin America, Africa and South-east Asia con challenges such as gender-based violence, lack of access to finance, land and markets, guaranteeing health and safety for miners, and combating prevalent narratives about the sector.
Women in mining-affected communities feel the impact of unsustainable and environmentally harmful practices disproportionately. We explore their crucial role in tackling the environmental challenges in mineral production and trading.
Explore how large companies can further their sustainability efforts by partnering with and supporting improvements in SMEs along the entirety of their supply chain.
What a year it's been! Here our Founder and CEO Estelle Levin-Nally looks back at 2020 and what the pandemic has meant for Levin Sources and the mining and minerals sector at large.
Explore different options for concrete, practical ASM engagement, which can help LSM companies include ASM stakeholders in their comprehensive stakeholder engagement plans.
Understand how to effectively engaging the powers and interests behind all ASM situations and at all levels by thinking and operating politically.
Standards provide a useful pointer for ASM-LSM relationships. Read a summary of these expectations, what they mean in practice, and key emerging trends.
Understanding the many legal frameworks under which ASM operates is key to a successful ASM-LSM relationship.
Read sector Insights into how LSM and ASM relationships could move beyond risk management towards positive impact and how donor-funded programmes could provide avenues for reduced-risk engagement with ASM by LSM companies.
Covid-19: what impact for ASM and responsible sourcing? Our experts analyse the situation so far.
How should a large mine best manage risks arising from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining? Here is how we approach it at Levin Sources.
Levin Sources prepared the environment management measures linked to ASM and provided advice on LSM – ASM relations, including LSM operations and relationships with illegal stone pickers.
In Part Two of Levin Sources' Green Economy Series, we examine 17 minerals used in solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. By applying risk and governance lenses to our data, we give you an in-depth look at the changing supply chains powering green technology.