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Responsible business and migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 2]

Jean-Baptiste Collovray is a Senior Consultant at Kumi specialising in responsible business practices in the electronics industry. This is the second blog in his three-part series about migrant workers. Part two: are audits and grievance me...

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Responsible business and migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 1]

On Sunday 30 July, the United Nations marked World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The annual event aims to raise awareness...

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Reflections from the RBA European conference

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) held its annual European conference in Brussels on 23-24 May 2023. Our Senior Consultant, Jean-Baptiste Collovray, shares his insights from his time there. Many discussions at the event revolved aroun...

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Reflections on the Know The Chain ICT 2022 benchmark

ICT companies’ resources aren’t being adequately allocated to supply chain due diligence and managing human rights issues.

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After Qatar 2022: strengthening human rights due diligence

The 2022 World Cup emphasises the importance of responsible sourcing management systems to eliminate labour rights abuses of migrant workers.

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What is the role of a responsible sourcing policy?

Kumi found that surprisingly few RMI members have responsible sourcing policies that are aligned with established industry good practice standards.

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EC’s proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Kumi is advising companies and industry schemes on compliance with the European Commission’s (EC’s) proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.

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Achieving compliance with the Norwegian Transparency Act

Kumi is supporting companies and industry schemes to comply with Norway’s Transparency Act relating to enterprises’ transparency and work on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.

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Compliance with German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Kumi is advising companies and industry schemes on compliance with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG).

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Kumi to provide confidence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s artisanal cobalt production

Kumi selected as the assurance provider for EGC initiative that will transform ASM cobalt production in DRC.

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Kumi to support Trafigura with a transformational programme to bring responsibly sourced cobalt from the DRC to market

Trafigura’s agreement with EGC will transform DRC’s cobalt ASM sector; Kumi will assure that OECD responsible sourcing standards are upheld.

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Due diligence in mica supply chains

Few companies that utilise mica undertake effective supply chain due diligence, meaning human rights risks including child labour.

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