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Leading The Charge For Change – Our Chance To Transform The Cobalt Mining Sector

BY ASSHETON CARTER & DAVID STURMES | JUNE 5, 2020 For the last 1.5 years, our TDI Impact team at the Impact Facility have been working with Fairphone, Signify and Huayou Cobalt to develop a programme that addresses the most urgent issues associated with the production of cobalt by artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As

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Environmental and Social Issues and the Coal Industry in Kuzbass, and Focal Areas for Future Action

Russia has long been an important coal-supplying country to Bettercoal as it represents 39% of European coal imports. In recent years, this importance has only increased. In 2018 Bettercoal set up the Russia Working Group (RWG) to develop a coordinated approach to the monitoring of the suppliers’ improvement plans, enhance in-country context expertise, address risks arising from the country context, grow supplier participation and improve communications with key stakeholders.

TDI Sustainability was requested by Bettercoal, on behalf of the RWG, to conduct independent analysis to identify the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks of mining operations in the Kuzbass regions.

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