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In its tenth year of operation, RCS Global is one of the world’s leading advisory, audit and training companies working in the responsible sourcing of natural resources.
From our ground-breaking mineral supply chain investigations a decade ago to our world leading audit and advisory work today – we have consistently led the drive in responsible mining and sourcing.
We have established an unrivalled position as the bridge between actors at each stage of the value chain, from…Continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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At the recent EITI Global Conference in Lima, Peru, I facilitated the session on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) and how the EITI can support countries’ efforts to formalise and professionalise the ASM sector.
The answers are multiple and straightforward.…Continue
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RCS Global is pleased to announce that our Head of Auditing Michèle Brülhart has been nominated to be included in the 2016 Top 100 Conflict Minerals Influence Leaders list compiled by Assent.
Michele’s nomination highlights the results of her tireless work on the design and implementation of effective due diligence and third party audit systems from the mines of the African Great Lakes region to end users in the Americas, Asia…Continue
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RCS Global is a boutique, highly regarded audit and advisory firm that provides expert services in responsible supply chains. Our clients include some of the largest and most respected companies and institutions in the world. Our work for them includes the design, development and implementation of custom audit programs so that they meet the demands of regulators and customers.
We are looking for an experienced audit program manager excited about working in this field who is…Continue
Added by RCS Global on February 18, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments
Dear clients, partners and friends,
As another year comes to a close, RCS Global would like to thank all of you for your most valued support. 2015 was a hugely successful year for us in which we significantly extended our global work portfolio, appointed Michèle Brülhart onto RCS Global’s board, and made important structural improvements. For example, as part of our accelerated growth, we consolidated the creation of a China based team, operating throughout the year. We are…Continue
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For the past 2 years RCS Global has been advising Trafigura on its journey to become the commodities trading industry leader on transparency. With developments in the trading industry transparency space accelerating towards the end of 2015, we would like to share our view of next…Continue
2 – 3 December: Beijing, China
International Workshop on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
Join RCS Director Michele Brülhart and Bowen Zhang who will be leading the discussion on the Chinese conflict minerals auditing framework at the CCCMC and OECD hosted International Workshop on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Beijing, China.
This post was originally published on our…Continue
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RCS Global’s collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) in developing the IGF Guidance for Governments on Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) was a core piece of the agenda at the IGF’s 11th Annual General Meeting from October 27 to 29, 2015 in Geneva. We delivered a well-received workshop on the ASM Management Guidance, which was a key milestone in the further development of the Guidance into…Continue
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We recently started a series of gossip calls with one of our clients – swapping stories from responsible sourcing before getting down to business. It’s been fun, illuminating and interesting – so we thought we would share the picks of the bunch that suggest where the sector is moving over the next year. …Continue
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10 -11 November: Berlin, Germany
German Raw Materials Conference, Assuming Responsibility - Promoting Sustainability in the Raw Materials Sector
Meet RCS Director Dr Nicholas Garrett at German Raw Materials Conference hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Berlin, Germany.
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20th October: Vienna, Austria
LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2015
Join RCS Director Harrison Mitchell during the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2015, to be held at the Hilton Vienna. Harrison Mitchell will be speaking and participating in a panel of experts discussing Global Developments in the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected…Continue
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In July, RCS Global met with the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) in Beijing to discuss efforts to ensure conflict free sourcing. CCCMC has over 6’200 members across the entire mineral supply chain, including the majority of Chinese smelters and refineries supplying international value chains.
Earlier this year, CCCMC published Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments (the Guidelines). The…Continue
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10–11 September: Antananarivo, Madagascar. Workshop organised by GIZ
Artisanal Mining Sector: Governance and Initiation of a Permanent Dialogue (Atelier « Secteur minier artisanal à Madagascar: Gouvernance et initiation d’un dialogue permanent)
Join RCS Global Project Director Nicolas Eslava during a two-day workshop that will include the presentation of the RCS Global’s guidance for governments on how to manage artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM),…Continue
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The trillion dollar commodities trading industry is under increasing pressure from advocates and policy makers to adopt more responsible business practices. In this first of a series of blogs on social and political license risks for the commodities trading sector I analyse a central concern of policy makers and advocates: the disclosure of commodities trading companies’ payments to governments.
Supported by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (…Continue
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RCS Global invites you to participate in the online public consultation process on the draft Guidance for Governments on Managing Artisanal and…Continue
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The annual OECD Conference on Due Diligence and Responsible Sourcing was held last week in Paris, France. Here are the key takeaways from this crucial conference in the calendar year.
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