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Promoting Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of Designated Conflict Minerals in Uganda

The project will facilitate a productive partnership between Government of Uganda, Mine Operators and Exporters of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold (3TGs), Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) of 3TGs and Civil Society Organisations to collectively promote the implementation of a successful Responsible Mineral Supply Chain from the mine site to the point of export. The project will promote the formalisation of ASM, tackle restrictive practices that limit full participation of women in mining, enhance mining revenue collection at both sub-national and national level, promote human rights standards and ultimately contribute to good governance of the mining sector in Uganda.

Anexpo - Acces to responsible markets, good practices and territorial governance in artisanal mining in Chocó, Colombia

This project addresses some of the most critical barriers that gold artisanal miners in the conflict-affected area of Choco are facing by providing practical solutions that will allow them to improve their mining practices, access markets via responsible and traceable supply chains, and contribute to improved territorial natural resources management and peacebuilding. Through the reinforcement of Due Diligence procedures, the strengthening of a traceable and responsible supply chain from the artisanal miners until exporting to Europe will be ensured and, transversally, the capacity of miners, in particular women miners, to have an active, informed role in decision-making will be promoted.  

Promoting women-led responsible, traceable, safe and profitable Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

The project is meant to address risks and conflict related problems affecting Mthandazo and generally women gold miners in Zimbabwe. These include political instability in the country, institutional weaknesses
in mining sector administration and violence, abuse and criminality in the gold sector. Further, the women miners do not have adequate access to legal assistance on contracts and agreements signed with gold traders as well as the application of responsible sourcing standards such as the OECD. 

imageCADD: Consolidated Autonomous Due Diligence

The CADD Project consists in the development and pilot deployment of an open-source, public framework for upstream supply chain stakeholders to operationalize requirements from the OECD Guidance. Such a framework is an essential implementation mechanism for companies operating in, and procuring from countries covered by European regulation 2017/821 where no upstream due diligence program is established. It provides a solution to systemic constraints on upstream due diligence scalability, sustainability, accountability and reliability - the most significant challenge to responsible mineral procurement globally.


CAPAZ: The Passport to Markets Programme. Scaling-up and Sustaining Impacts

This project corresponds to the second phase of the development and operationalization of the “Code of Risk-mitigation for Artisanal and small-scale mining engaging in Formal Trade” (CRAFT), with two primary objectives: 1) Strengthen the improvement process of organizational, social and mining practices of miners involved in project phase I, and support their transition into viable artisanal entrepreneurial models consistently selling into legal supply chains, while scaling-up legal supply chains in Colombia. 2) Implement a sustainability roadmap to operationalize CRAFT, including a second round of multi-stakeholder consultation and the piloting of a multi-stakeholder Impact Exchange Platform.

imageIncident Reporting and Monitoring Gold in DRC

Advancing incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing through cooperative and CSO capacity enhancement in Eastern DR Congo’s gold sector.


Responsible Kenyan Gold

The Responsible Kenyan Gold project seeks to improve working conditions and incomes for miners by providing mine sites from Kakamega and Migori Counties with access to finance, technical trainings and markets. Finance will be opened up to enable groups to invest in enhanced, cleaner extractive and processing equipment, reducing reliance on mercury and increasing recovery of gold. Technical trainings will focus on formalization and responsible production and, finally, a route to market will be pioneered for responsibly mined gold to reach export markets. These tools combined will enabled groups to continuously improve their ESG performance to align with pre-existing market performance frameworks, including Fairtrade certification.  


The CAPAZ Passports to Markets project

This project has two primary objectives. To develop a globally applicable Market Entry Standard to engage with artisanal and small-scale gold mining, especially in conflict-affected and high risk areas. And to pilot supply chain models for conflict-free minerals in Colombia.


Indonesia Tin Working Group

Launched in 2014, the TWG works with downstream companies, midstream processors, local tin producers, civil society, industry associations, and the central and regional Indonesian government. Through the TWG, companies are contributing to the development of responsible tin mining in Indonesia via direct engagement with government and local stakeholders, providing support to their supply chain partners, and setting supply chain expectations for responsibly produced tin.


The Artisanal Mining Women’s Empowerment Credit & Savings project

Members of the village savings and loans associations meet regularly to put money into their association’s savings and to loan their growing funds to members. In contrast to microfinance institutions, the interest paid on credit goes back into the communal pot so members see their savings increase over time.


Blockchain-based traceability and data reporting system

SustainBlock is a blockchain-based project to demonstrate supply chain accountability from ASM mine sites all the way to mineral and metal end-users, and in turn provide downstream companies with access to information on the provenance of minerals contained in their products.