Mining & Metals


Natural mineral resources provide excellent commercial opportunities for investors and hold great potential for supporting development in some of the world’s poorest countries.


However, the production and trade in metals and minerals can be associated with conflict, human rights abuses, hazardous working conditions, environmental degradation and other adverse impacts. Influential stakeholders, including downstream purchasers, banks, regulators and civil society organisations, need confidence that minerals and metals are produced responsibly.

Kumi has an established reputation as a leading advisor on responsible supply chains for minerals and metals.

Our services support clients at all stages of the mining and metals supply chain by delivering performance improvement, commercial opportunities and positive socio-economic impacts.




Responsible sourcing or production strategy.

Strategic partnership and collaboration initiatives.

Development of policies and standards.


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance improvement.

Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) management systems.

Blockchain-based traceability.


Due diligence assessments of suppliers or investees.

OECD Alignment Assessment of companies and industry programmes.

Performance benchmarking of mining operations (e.g. IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles).