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Presentation by Phoenix Metals on due diligence in Rwanda.

Day 2 of the 6th ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Forum on responsible mineral supply chains, 14November 2013.


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  1. 1. System and Actions implemented by Phoenix Metal on application of the OECD Guidance November the 14th, 2013. OECD, Kigali, Rwanda
  2. 2. The general system • From the gallery to the export point, 3T’s are under the control and records of iTSCi for issuing statistics and report. On be half of iTSCi, implementation is made by: • GMD’s agents are full time on mine site for the implementation of the system. • PACT is following potential incidents with GMD to close immediately all illegal activity. • Channel Research is evaluating risks.
  3. 3. At the Mine site Control on Sites conducted by 4 agents (including a geologist), • • • • Control of the OECD guide line implementation Control of the iTSCi implementation Control of the respect of the Rwandese law. Evaluation of the capacity of the mine
  4. 4. At the Processing and Export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Implementation of the iTSCi system at Phoenix Metal: • Special room and safe box are dedicated to GMD and iTSCi agents for keeping documents and Tags • Each Phoenix Metal’s agent is trained and informed about potential evolution of the iTSCi system and procedure. • 2 PM’s agents full time, cross check Log book and PM records, meet iTSCi and GMD managers for following up.
  5. 5. At the processing and export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Every delivery is recoded in real time in 3 systems: • The iTSCi system with Logbook • The Phoenix Metal (PM) Database system • The Phoenix Metal paper system (backup)
  6. 6. At the processing and export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Phoenix Metal’s private Database System: • It is a private system not competing with the iTSCi system but working in parallel. • All tags are automatically recorded with Barcode scanners. • All actions on minerals (Delivering, Processing, Blending, Exporting,…) is recorded automatically. • All tags going into a containers for export is scanned again.
  7. 7. At the processing and export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Control at the delivery area: • No delivery can be recorded if the supplier is not previously known in our system and this can only be done by the team in charge of the mine Visit (due diligence). • Every bag is checked and compared with records in the Mine Log Book. • 1 Tag cannot be recorded twice. • Mines and/or suppliers and/or tags are rejected automatically by the system if iTSCi/GMD/PM agents send a warning.
  8. 8. At the processing and export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Regular controls: • Consideration of the iTSCi report and all warning. • Statistics of delivery per mine are compared with estimation of production. • Quality per mine can be check Actions: • If any doubt on a mine, the due diligent team check on the ground. • Phoenix Metal stop accepting a source if any suspicious activity is discovered. • Incident Report is send to GMD and iTSCi.
  9. 9. At the processing and export point Ex : Phoenix Metal Our expectations for the future: • To export the 3T’s from Rwanda at a normal market price. • ICGLR certificate to become the only evidence for exporting Minerals. • To restart our Tin Smelter.
  10. 10. Thank you for your trust