March 31, 2021
Today, following extensive collaboration between Technical Committee members, EGC, Trafigura and Pact, with support from external experts, EGC released its ‘EGC Responsible Sourcing Standard’ (“the...
Research article: Covid-19 in artisanal and small-scale mining communities: Preliminary results from a global rapid data collection exercise
March 26, 2021
As early as March 2020, anecdotal reports began trickling in about Covid-19 related restrictions and their impacts on strategic mineral supply chains, and the miners who labor in the informal mining...
March 18, 2021
This week, Pact, in partnership with the British Embassy in DRC and DRC's Ministry of Mines, held a national workshop on ‘Modern Slavery in DRC-UK Mineral Supply Chains: Effecting Change’.
Pact, Magma Group and Aurum Monaco partner to make the business case for responsible artisanal gold in Mauritania
January 25, 2021
Global INGO and artisanal mining specialist Pact, geotechnical services provider Magma Group, and high-end precious metal refiner and producer Aurum Monaco are pleased to announce a new partnership...
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...
Reversing ‘conflict minerals’: Let’s formalize artisanal mining for peaceful, just and inclusive societies
December 7, 2020
This is a cross-post of a Guest Article published on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub. Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a largely informal industry, known for its close relations with armed...
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”).
November 19, 2020
Pact’s Karen Hayes, Vice President of Energy, Environment and Extractives, has recently been selected as one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by Women in Mining U.K. The biennial global...
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...