Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
How green are electric vehicles?
March 4, 2021
This New York Times article explores the environmental impacts of electric vehicles, including the cobalt they require, most of which comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact's Mickaël...
Pact, AOC and Philips Monitors partner to improve responsible sourcing of minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo
December 16, 2020
International nonprofit organization Pact, AOC International (Europe) B.V. and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (Philips Monitors), leaders in the global monitor market, announce a new...
Entreprise Générale du Cobalt enters into a trading agreement with Trafigura with the aim to transform the artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
November 23, 2020
Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (“EGC”) has today announced the signing of a trading agreement with Trafigura Pte Ltd (“Trafigura”).
Combating modern slavery in artisanal cobalt mining is vital to achieving the Paris Agreement targets
October 19, 2020
Coinciding with Anti-Slavery Day on October 18, last week the UK’s Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released its review of UK aid spending to tackle modern slavery in developing countries...
Communities affected by Covid-19 receive support from expanded Pact, Trafigura, Chemaf program in DRC
October 12, 2020
The lives and livelihoods of artisanal and small-scale miners were precarious even before the Covid-19 pandemic. About 42 million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining, or...
Making mining safe and fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
September 21, 2020
Published by the World Economic Forum in September 2020, this white paper assesses recent approaches to formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of cobalt. The paper is an independent...
ITSCI: A decade of success
September 1, 2020
Pact is proud to be the lead on-the-ground implementer of the ITSCI system. This article was originally published in the July 2020 issue of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center Bulletin,...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, meet three young people leaving child mining behind
August 10, 2020
Child labor in mining has long been categorized as one of the worst forms of child labor by the International Labour Organization. It is arduous work that exposes children to significant health and...
Update on Mutoshi Pilot Project
June 22, 2020
In response to the threat of Covid-19 and with a view to safeguarding the health of workers onsite and their surrounding communities, operations at the Mutoshi Pilot Project were suspended in March...
Photo story: Stitching a brighter future
June 12, 2020
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pact and its partners are finding sustainable solutions to stop child labor in mining, including for Laetitia Kawanga.