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Focusing on the fundamentals: Removal of progress criteria and removal of the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor from the RCM Manual

Focusing on the fundamentals: Removal of progress criteria and removal of the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor from the RCM Manual

September 21, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Loch (Responsible Trade)

Learn about the removal of both ‘progress criteria’ and the Independent Mineral Chain Auditor function from the second edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism Manual.

How COVID-19 hit Ethiopian emeralds

How COVID-19 hit Ethiopian emeralds

September 17, 2020, by Zinaye Tesfaye and Chloe Jacot

Understanding how COVID-19 is affecting emerald miners in Ethiopia with insight from our local associate Zinaye Tesfaye.

Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them

Four COVID-19 impacts in ASM in Uganda and policy recommendations to address them

September 15, 2020, by Victoria Gronwald and Josephine Singo

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.

Impacts of COVID-19 on women in ASM

Impacts of COVID-19 on women in ASM

September 7, 2020, by Olivia Lyster and Josephine Singo

Women ASM miners have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, as our research for the Delve COVID-19 Impact Reporting initiative in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC shows.

Carbon Accounting of the International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme

Carbon Accounting of the International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme

August 25, 2020, by Blanca Racionero Gomez

Discover how we used our environmental expertise to help International Women in Mining with their carbon accounting and mitigation.

How to manage your carbon footprint

How to manage your carbon footprint

August 25, 2020, by Blanca Racionero Gomez

Sharing tips and recommendations learnt from monitoring our carbon footprint and from our wider environmental work.

Delve COVID-19 Impact on ASM Data Collection Exercise Update

Delve COVID-19 Impact on ASM Data Collection Exercise Update

July 29, 2020, by Olivia Lyster and Adam Rolfe

As the COVID-19 ASM Delve data collection draws to a close, we share a preliminary overview of our findings and conclusions.

The importance of thinking and working politically in finding ‘best fit’ solutions to ASM-LSM cohabitation

The importance of thinking and working politically in finding ‘best fit’ solutions to ASM-LSM cohabitation

July 6, 2020, by Terah DeJong

Understand how to effectively engaging the powers and interests behind all ASM situations and at all levels by thinking and operating politically.

The RCM Blog series: Keeping minerals from the Great Lakes Region flowing: An introduction to “Blue Status” for Mine Sites and Exporters

The RCM Blog series: Keeping minerals from the Great Lakes Region flowing: An introduction to “Blue Status” for Mine Sites and Exporters

July 2, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Loch (Responsible Trade)

Introducing “Blue Status” for Mine Sites and Exporters and how this “new” element of the RCM is aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Minerals from Conflict Affected and High-risk Areas.

Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?

Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?

June 19, 2020, by Angela Jorns

Standards provide a useful pointer for ASM-LSM relationships. Read a summary of these expectations, what they mean in practice, and key emerging trends.

Levin Sources joins a global initiative to monitor, assess and respond to the impact of Covid-19 on ASM communities

Levin Sources joins a global initiative to monitor, assess and respond to the impact of Covid-19 on ASM communities

June 17, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Olivia Lyster

Learn how we are participating in a global impact reporting initiative on COVID-19 and ASM.

The RCM blog series: Introducing The Second Edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism

The RCM blog series: Introducing The Second Edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism

June 9, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Loch (Responsible Trade)

A series to help you understand what RCM elements have changed, why they were changed, what this means in practice and how the changes represent a significant improvement.

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