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.
An overview of tools companies that use minerals and metals in their products – or produce them – have at their disposal to demonstrate responsible sourcing.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how we identified and assessed the impact of going “beyond conflict-free” for tungsten extraction for Fairphone and its supply chain partners through the example of the New Bugarama Mine in Rwanda.
Discover the four NGOs we are donating to as part of our strategy to offset our carbon footprint past and present.
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.
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.
Part two of Anna Barker's conversation with bespoke jewellery Harriet Kelsall
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.