iTSCi: leading minerals traceability and
due diligence in Central Africa
Kay Nimmo, ITRI Representative to iTSCi Governanc...
Introduction – iTSCi
 The joint industry programme for 3T minerals from mine to smelter
• 12,000,000 kgs of artisanal min...
Structure – multi-stakeholder/partnerships
 Company membership
 National and local Government
 Stakeholder engagement
i...
OECD as a global industry standard
COMPANY SUMMARY & MEMBERSHIP
STATUS: licences, conflict mineral policies,
due diligence...
On the ground implementation
MINE MONITORING: mine location, owners,
operators, production, civil society, trade
routes, t...
Monitoring & Mitigation
PROJECT COMMITTES: local stakeholders, or
project Governance committee, to
determine, agree and im...
Independent evaluation & audit
GOVERNANCE FIELD ASSESSMENTS: field
visits to evaluate progress and challenges,
risks and r...
Moving on from conflict
 70,000 miners in 662 active mines
across 3 countries; working securely
without threat, force, or...
Practicalities: roads and infrastructure
Practicalities: limited local resources
Example alerts in supply chain
Local Committees play a key role
Formalisation of mining
Equal gender opportunities
Social programs by members
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Yves Bawa and Kay Nimmo - 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

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This presentation by Yves Bawa and Kay Nimmo was made during an introductory session to the 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains held on 26 May 2014 in Paris, and gave an overview on iTSCi's work on minerals traceability and due diligence in Central Africa.

Find out more at: http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/icglr-oecd-un-forum-paris-may-2014.htm

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Yves Bawa and Kay Nimmo - 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

  1. 1. iTSCi: leading minerals traceability and due diligence in Central Africa Kay Nimmo, ITRI Representative to iTSCi Governance Committee kay.nimmo@itri.co.uk, http://www.itri.co.uk Yves Bawa, iTSCi Regional Programme Director, Pact Inc ybawa@pactworld.org, http://www.pactworld.org OECD, Paris May 2014
  2. 2. Introduction – iTSCi  The joint industry programme for 3T minerals from mine to smelter • 12,000,000 kgs of artisanal minerals in the last year, >1,000 identified sites  Developed from 2009 around key international expectations (OECD, UN) • Prior to Dodd-Frank and OECD Guidance and continually improved  Harmonized with and supporting end user smelter audits (CFSP) • Almost all iTSCi minerals go through CFS compliant smelters  Enabling access to international markets for African mineral sector • Four Provinces of the DRC + Rwanda + Burundi  Enabling SEC/other companies to source responsibly in region • Supporting Solutions for Hope, Conflict Free Tin Initiative, ICGLR certificates etc  Going beyond conflict • Capacity building, formalisation, training, child labour, business advice etc  Holding commercially confidential information for the supply chain
  3. 3. Structure – multi-stakeholder/partnerships  Company membership  National and local Government  Stakeholder engagement iTSCi is practical application of OECD Guidance at all levels
  4. 4. OECD as a global industry standard COMPANY SUMMARY & MEMBERSHIP STATUS: licences, conflict mineral policies, due diligence plans, supplier evaluations etc. COMPILATION OF COMPANY DOSSIER: evaluation of role in the supply chain and extent of OECD understanding at joining  94 accepted full members plus  84 provisional full members  From co-operatives to multinationals  28 countries  All monitored for progress to standards of OECD  Free market competition within common system and standards
  5. 5. On the ground implementation MINE MONITORING: mine location, owners, operators, production, civil society, trade routes, taxes and security • Date • Time • Mine name • Mine location • Tag number • Miner / cooperative • Weight • Price • Grade • Transport route • Transport method • Security • Staff present FIELD DATA RECORDS (3): in country data on minerals at the mine, processor and exporter, collated by the Programme SUPPLY CHAIN DOCUMENTS (2): once exported, shipping and trade documents provided by supplier to smelters
  6. 6. Monitoring & Mitigation PROJECT COMMITTES: local stakeholders, or project Governance committee, to determine, agree and implement actions INCIDENT REPORTS: Reports from field staff, or any other source. Record of plan and actions until closed/resolved.  Most incident types are errors in tagging  ~75% of incidents are resolved at local level
  7. 7. Independent evaluation & audit GOVERNANCE FIELD ASSESSMENTS: field visits to evaluate progress and challenges, risks and recommendations COMPANY AUDITS: site visits to audit for progress on OECD implementation and minerals traceability. Local & international “verifiable, reliable, up-to-date information on the qualitative circumstances of mineral extraction, trade, handling and export from conflict-affected and high-risk areas” o Update on security and Annex II issues o Specific focus issues (e.g. tax payments) o Activities of Government and other partners o Progress and challenges Evidence based approach ISO 19011:2002(E), ISO 17021: 2006(E) Specific checklists 106 due diligence vs 41 tagging procedures “… auditing should be… reasonable and in good faith in relation to company size, location and circumstance”
  8. 8. Moving on from conflict  70,000 miners in 662 active mines across 3 countries; working securely without threat, force, or abuse producing conflict free minerals  International companies can continue to make this possible by sourcing conflict free minerals through iTSCi and CFSI Apple
  9. 9. Practicalities: roads and infrastructure
  10. 10. Practicalities: limited local resources
  11. 11. Example alerts in supply chain
  12. 12. Local Committees play a key role
  13. 13. Formalisation of mining
  14. 14. Equal gender opportunities
  15. 15. Social programs by members

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