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.
Levin Sources' January Newsletter covers Governance Themes for 2018, ASI Registered Specialists, New Book Chapter, and more.
Adam Rolfe, Levin Sources' Mineral Sector Development Manager, reviews our work in mineral sector governance in 2017, and looks ahead to 2018. This piece identifies key themes and trends that have been highlighted by our research and technical projects, and highlights the company's governance projections for the year.
Levin Sources’ Due Diligence Manager, Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo, has contributed a chapter to a new book, ‘Building New Bridges Between Business and Society’.
Levin Sources’ Andrew Cooke and Dr. Fabiana Di Lorenzo have been appointed ‘Registered Specialists’ with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), a global, multi-stakeholder, non-profit standards setting and certification organisation.
In Part Two of Levin Sources' Green Economy Series, we examine 17 minerals used in solar panels and lithium-ion batteries. By applying risk and governance lenses to our data, we give you an in-depth look at the changing supply chains powering green technology.
Levin Sources launches two reports, ‘Follow the Money: Mongolia’ and ‘Follow the Money: The Philippines’, providing a nuanced first-look at how stakeholders can better understand and respond to the role gold supply chains and financial flows play in formalisation efforts in Mongolia and the Philippines.
We are excited to share a brand new publication - part of a three-part series analysing the minerals behind the so-called green economy. In Part One, we look at the rise of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and the minerals they require.
Fair Luxury, of which Levin Sources is a co-founder, is an agent of change, a ‘not-for-profit’ group of committed volunteers, where our aim is to create a platform for independent discussion and not a manifesto. The selling exhibition is a unique opportunity to purchase and learn more about the story of a piece of jewellery from source to wearer – the materials, people, processes involved from the mine to beautifully crafted object.
Estelle Levin-Nally, Director of Levin Sources, recently appeared on 'Business Focus' on Cambridge TV. While there, she discussed Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM), the company's role in mineral sector development, and how actors in both the public and private sectors can make positive impacts.
We are keen to inspire the next generation of responsible mining, sourcing and mineral sector development changemakers through our internship scheme. Our first-ever intern, Ella, documented her experience with us in this blog.
After seven years at the forefront of responsible mining and sourcing, we decided to invest more time and energy into communicating our value, so that we can use it as a vehicle to achieve ours’ and our clients’ goals.