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The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC), RESOLVE, the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and private sector partners are scaling-up legal trade in artisanal gold in Burkina Faso

Jul 20, 2021

New project will help artisanal miners connect to international markets, support refiners and downstream companies in identifying and validating legitimate artisanal gold sources

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Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases ESG Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

Jun 03, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

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ITA-RMI Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies

Mar 23, 2021

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the International Tin Association (ITA) have developed a new core audit requirement document, now known as the “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies”. The Criteria are designed to align with the 3T Supplement of the internationally recognised OECD due diligence guidance, assist with the new London Metal Exchange (LME) responsible sourcing requirements, and satisfy other upcoming requirements such as the EU Minerals Due Diligence Regulation. The document brings together multiple views of complex due diligence expectations into one new harmonised text. Tin smelters can be assessed against the Criteria by assessment processes of ITA (ISAE 3000) or the RMI (ISO 19001). This work aims to improve due diligence across the tin supply chain and encourages transparency to help to streamline information requests through the supply chain.

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Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

Mar 16, 2021

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues

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New Supply Chain Tracing Project to Develop An Industry Protocol and Platform to Increase Downstream Tracing of Goods Made With Child and Forced Labor

Mar 03, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded ELEVATE a $4 million cooperative agreement to enhance tracing of goods made with child, forced labor and other exploitive practices as part of a four-year project. Through this award, ELEVATE is establishing a consortium that includes the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS), Diginex Solutions, RCS Global Group, and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI).

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DRC Minister of Mines Joins Cobalt Action Partnership

Dec 23, 2020

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), as the Partnership Lead of the Cobalt Action Partnership (CAP), today with CAP Implementing Partners announced that His Excellency Professor Willy Kitobo Samsoni, National Minister of Mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is joining the CAP Steering Committee. This step demonstrates a significant step to link the global desire for responsible cobalt supply chains with the important commitment of DRC government actors.

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RCS Global and Responsible Minerals Initiative Partner to Support Cobalt ASM Producers

Apr 21, 2020

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and RCS Global Group (RCS Global) have announced a new strategic partnership to scale their existing efforts to drive continual improvements in the production of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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ITA and RMI Demonstrate Assurance Leadership in Tin Due Diligence

Nov 13, 2019

The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies,” which clarify a common upstream and downstream view of due diligence requirements for the tin supply chain.

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RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

Oct 15, 2019

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’

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Responsible Mica and Minerals Initiatives Collaborate to End Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions

Oct 09, 2019

The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally.

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RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

Aug 20, 2019

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of copper.

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Industry Leaders Sign MoU on Responsible Tin Sourcing

Apr 16, 2019

The ITA and RMI agreement will enhance cooperation across the tin value chain and further strengthen progress on responsible production and sourcing of tin.

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