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.
Standards provide a useful pointer for ASM-LSM relationships. Read a summary of these expectations, what they mean in practice, and key emerging trends.
Learn how we are participating in a global impact reporting initiative on COVID-19 and ASM.
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.
Exploring practical programming options address ways the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting ASM and ASM communities.
A recent report shows that ASM tin miners in the DRC don’t earn enough to cover basic expenses and offers suggestions to improve their revenues.
Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.
Understanding the many legal frameworks under which ASM operates is key to a successful ASM-LSM relationship.
Our experts detail six reasons why Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) communities need to be at the heart of the minerals sector's COVID-19 response.
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.
Our Responsible Sourcing Training provides you with a concrete understanding of how to implement due diligence in your organisation, on a budget and with limited resources.