Publication of a report advocating for safe and fair mining operations
The World Economic Forum has just released a report prepared in collaboration with the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights advocating for safe and fair mining operations.
Entitled “Making Mining Safe and Fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo”, this paper is an independent expert assessment based on Prof. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly’s review of cobalt-producing mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The goal of the assessment was to identify actions that could eliminate violations of human rights and the use of child labor in sourcing cobalt in the country. In her assessment, Prof. Baumann-Pauly emphasizes the importance of formalizing artisanal small-scale mining practices. She calls for a commitment of all stakeholders to common standard for responsible cobalt sourcing.September 15, 2020