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Migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 3]

Responsible business and migrant workers series: closing the gap between policies and actions [Part 3]

Jean-Baptiste Collovray is a Senior Consultant at Kumi, specialising in responsible business practices in the electronics industry. This is the third and final insight in our Responsible Business and Migrant Workers series. Fostering impact...

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Kumi Newsletter May 2024

Kumi Newsletter May 2024

Welcome to the second edition of our new monthly newsletters from Kumi, in which we share our insights on the latest responsible business developments. And what a busy month it’s been in the world of responsible business! The Eur...

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Kumi/Origin partnership

Kumi and software specialist Grouptree partner to create Origin Core, a new approach to responsible supply chain due diligence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 May 2024: Kumi, a specialist in responsible business in global supply chains, has partnered with software specialist Grouptree, to create a new solution that combines Kumi’s on-the-ground experience in global supp...

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From code to conduct: practical insights on using technology to build responsible supply chains

Our expert panel, featured James Lewry (Kumi), Timothy Perkin (Kumi) and Bethan Miles (Origin), who dove into the pivotal role that technology plays...

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Kumi appointed to Battery Regulation

Kumi appointed to develop the Due Diligence Guidelines for the EU Battery Regulation

Kumi has been appointed by the European Commission to help implement the due diligence provisions of the EU Battery Regulation. There are two key elements of this project: What is the EU Battery Regulation and what does it cover? The EU Bat...

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Kumi Newsletter April 2024

This is the first of our new monthly newsletters from Kumi, in which we will share our insights on the latest responsible business developments in sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, energy, fashion and textiles, investing, mining a...

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Kumi podcasts

Practical ESG presents: An Update on Human Rights Due Diligence Auditing and Technology

Andrew Britton, Kumi’s CEO, was invited by PracticalESG to give a podcast discussing developments in Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD). The focus on human rights issues and expectations for supply chain due diligence have changed signific...

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Five essential considerations for downstream companies to achieve cost-effective and value-adding site assessments

Five Steps to Improve Your Mine Site Assessments

Carrying out site assessments to identify supply chain risks is a significant investment of both time and resources. To ensure that ‘boots on the ground’ assessments are not only cost-effective but valuable*, it is crucial to approach t...

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Mining and heritage: a zero-sum game?

Since 2003, industry best practice for mining companies looking to operate in heritage areas has been to adopt a precautionary ‘no-go commitment’. However, calls for a blanket moratorium do not reflect the reality of the sector; growing...

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Banning mercury use in ASGM – Is it that simple?

As gold-sourcing companies set stipulations banning the use of mercury from their Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) supply chains, we ask: is that realistic? In this Insight, with a focus on Latin American supply chains, we explo...

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Kumi reappointed as EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Assessor

Kumi has been reappointed as EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Assessor by the European Commission to evaluate the alignment of supply chain due diligence schemes with the requirements outlined in Regulation (EU) 2017/821, commonly known as t...

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Security Forces and Human Rights: Are clashes inevitable?

A thought-piece by Fiona Hutmacher, Consultant at Kumi who has recently completed her master’s degree in Global Political Economy with distinction. Fiona authored her master’s thesis on the accountability of multinationals in the ex...

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