Mining

Lithium and nickel: The forgotten elements in the battery supply chain?

Lithium and nickel: The forgotten elements in the battery supply chain?

The current responsible sourcing focus in battery supply chains is cobalt. It’s not going to stay that way for long. Like cobalt, the rush is on to secure strategic sourcing positions in both the lithium and nickel supply chains and, just as with cobalt, companies must conduct robust supply chain due diligence and mitigate identified risks. 

Small-scale gold mining: some reflections from Ghana

Small-scale gold mining: some reflections from Ghana

In September, Andrew Britton from Kumi presented to the inaugural Africa-Dubai Precious Metals Forum held in Accra, Ghana, on the contributions that the gold mining industry can make to international development. He reflects on his discussions with gold producers, traders and refiners on some of the challenges facing the industry.