Webinar on Sourcing from Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) under EU compliance Standards – Guidelines for Practitioners.

EIT RawMaterials backed RE-SOURCING project invites you for a free websinar and virtual networking event on 24 October 2023.

Introduction

In the dynamic landscape of the global economy, securing a reliable and responsible supply of minerals and metals is of paramount importance for the European industry. The European Union is on a path towards a green transition, intensifying the demand for metals, and further emphasising the need for sourcing from diverse global destinations. While Africa emerges as a vital player in this equation, it also has strong ties with China, a dominant player in the global metal market.

The spotlight, however, falls on a lesser-known segment of the mining industry – artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). Collectively, these operations constitute a significant source of minerals and metals, including critical and strategic ones. This often-overlooked sector comes with its unique challenges, primarily stemming from the lesser scrutiny it faces compared to large-scale mining.

Despite these challenges, there has been substantial progress in recent years, driven by initiatives from both the public and private sectors, enhancing the responsible practices of the ASM sector. This webinar aims to shed light on this transformative journey.

Webinar Objectives

The central goal of this webinar is to create awareness about the untapped potential of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and non-listed midtier mining companies as reliable suppliers for the European industry. Additionally, it seeks to educate participants about various options that enable the EU-compliant import of products derived from ASM.

Who should attend?

This webinar is tailored for industry professionals and industry associations, with a specific focus on individuals from purchasing, legal, and compliance departments. Whether you’re involved in procurement, legal compliance, or corporate responsibility, this event is designed to provide valuable insights and solutions.

Key Focus Areas

  1. Minerals and Metals Production: We will explore minerals and metals where ASM and mid-tier mining companies have a significant share of production, primarily in Africa but also extending beyond.
  2. Supply Chain Transparency: Learn about various initiatives and digital tools that enhance transparency in mineral supply chains. Discover how these innovations can ensure that your sourcing adheres to EU compliance standards.

Why should you attend?

  1. Gain a Competitive Edge: In a fiercely contested global market, understanding alternative sourcing options is crucial for your company’s success. Explore untapped sources and gain a competitive edge.
  2. Navigate Compliance Challenges: Learn how to navigate the complexities of EU compliance standards when sourcing from ASM and mid-tier mining companies. Discover strategies for mitigating risks while maintaining responsible sourcing practices.
  3. Network and Collaborate: Engage with policy makers, ASM community representatives, experienced consultants, and industry experts. Forge partnerships and collaborations that can drive responsible mineral sourcing.
  4. Access Expert Insights: Benefit from the expertise of speakers who have successfully addressed the challenges of responsible sourcing from ASM. Gain valuable insights and practical solutions.

As the European industry evolves, so must its approach to mineral sourcing. This webinar is your opportunity to explore alternative sourcing options and discover the potential of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector.

Join us on October 24, 2023, as we unlock the possibilities of responsible mineral sourcing under EU compliance standards. Together, we can shape a sustainable future for the industry.

Details:

Date: October 24, 2023, Tuesday 

Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (180 min)

Venue: Virtual
Agenda: View the complete agenda here.

 

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