The Forest-Smart Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (FS-ASM) Bolt-on Standard (the Bolt-on Standard) is now available for use by artisanal and small-scale miners, their state regulators, and their customers.
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.
At Levin Sources, we don’t think about supply chains only in terms of avoiding harm and managing risks, we are squarely in the camp of opportunity maximisation. Find out more in this article.
Explore the opportunities for using technology solutions in responsible minerals production and sourcing in the DRC.
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.
Levin Sources delivered a comprehensive review of existing instruments that can help strengthen the EU Regulation on Batteries and Waste Batteries for Transport and Environment.
On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the New York Declaration on Forests and urge more mining and minerals institutions should get involved.
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.