sharing in governance of extractive industries
Endorsed by the IGF’s 56 member countries, the IGF Guidance for Governments: Managing artisanal and small-scale mining primarily supports governments seeking to better-manage their ASM sectors. However, it has also been endorsed by virtually every key industry body -- including the ICMM, LBMA, WGC, RJC, IRMA, TANB, CDI and RJC -- and has key implications for companies in the…Continue
A lack of clarity on how and when Dodd-Frank Act (DF1502) will be implemented is failing downstream businesses looking to enhance their minerals sourcing compliance. This is one of the main findings from our latest Industry Briefing Note published today.
Four years after the landmark Act was finalized, the reporting requirements for affected businesses remain under review. Yet we are seeing a small but increasing number of companies now choosing to pre-empt the legislation and…Continue
Access the new CFSI Downstream Audit guidance note from RCS Global
Earlier this month the CFSI’s 2016 Annual Conference took place in Santa Clara, California. The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) is a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains. The event itself is the pivotal annual conference for ethical mineral supply chain monitoring.
At the event…Continue
In February this year, a state gold buying mechanisms (SGBP) unexpectedly hit the limelight, when an AFP story on Gabon’s efforts to formalise what the Government described as “anarchy” in the artisanal gold sector even hit the UK’s tabloid press.
[…] in 2014 the government decided to address the "anarchy" of the situation of the artisanal gold diggers…Continue