USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project challenges negative assumptions about how DRC gold is extracted, associated risks, and how responsible mid-and downstream actors can tackle them.
Gold refiners Heimerle + Meule, IGR, Italpreziosi, L’Orfebre, MKS PAMP, PX Precinox, and Rand Refinery have joined a group of refiners interested in learning and sharing the realities of ASM gold from the DRC.
Our experts explore how due diligence can drive change “on the ground” and work not only for companies but also for communities affected by corporate activity.
Nos experts montrent comment la diligence raisonnable peut contribuer au changement "sur le terrain" et être bénéfique pour les entreprises mais aussi pour les communautés affectées par leur activité.
Learn about the three pillars of the wheel of action to address child labour in ASM mining, based on a recent report we authored for the ILO.
Read our analysis of what is needed to drive impact in mineral supply chains and support development in producer communities and countries.
Our research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing challenges associated with a recent period of economic, social and political fragility for ASM communities.
Understand the impact of COVID-19 on ASM miners' livelihoods, mineral trade, health and safety and food insecurity in Uganda as well as our experts' suggestions to address them.
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.
This World Day against Child Labour, we look at the difficulties with ending child labour in the often-informal ASM sector and Levin Sources' work in the sector.
On International Women's Day, members of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and Levin Sources explore challenges and opportunities for women's economic independence in ASM.
On the 8th of February 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report on how the jewellery industry is managing human rights abuse risks in its gold and diamond supply chains. Over the next six weeks, our due diligience and gems & jewellery team will unpack the issues and give actionable advice.
Researchers Theodora and Kate visit a Fairtrade Gold event.
Part two of Anna Barker's conversation with bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall
In celebration of Fairtrade fortnight (Feb 29-March 13), Anna Barker talks to Estelle Levin-Nally about the story behind Fairtrade gold, the challenges it faces, and why it’s so important.
Ebola worsened the situation of many Sierra Leone orphans, creating uncertainty regarding their future.
Looking into the consequences of long-term school closures in Sierra Leone for students and schoolchildren during the Ebola epidemic.
Climate change and the failure of traditional livelihoods, economic transition and collapse, conflict, and high mineral prices have led to a doubling of the ASM population in fifteen years to a total of around 30 million worldwide.
In March 2013, I spent several weeks working at the headquarters of Not For Sale, a California-based NGO that seeks to combat modern slavery around the world.