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Webinar: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining as part of a Fair Global Supply Chain


This webinar is organised as part of the Webinar Series Towards a Responsible Supply Chain for Electronics: From Mining to Manufacturing organised by the Make ICT Fair project, in collaboration with Fair ICT Flanders and supported by KU Leuven SIM2.

Webinar 2: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining as part of a fair global supply chain

1st October, 10:00-11:30 (CEST)  |  Registration

Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) represents the majority of the workforce engaged in mining activities worldwide. While it is often seen as an informal subsistence activity for local communities, ASM is actually very well integrated in the global metal supply chain. This kind of mining operation is sometimes referred to as the most ‘sustainable’ socio-economic way of exploiting metal ores against its depletion, while it also can cause enormous uncontrolled health and environmental impacts that affect workers and local communities.

This webinar presents one case study of ASM and discusses the local impacts and how their integration in the international market could be a lever to engage other stakeholders towards positive change through enhanced due diligence, monitoring and collaboration.

Speakers: Prof Erik Smolders (KU Leuven), Boris Verbruggen (KU Leuven) & Alberto Vázquez Ruiz (CATAPA). 

Moderator: Piet Wostyn (KU Leuven).


You can also register for the other webinars of the Series:

Webinar 1: Challenges in the Copper Supply Chain – 28th September 10h-11:30h

Webinar 3: Trade Union Rights in the Global Electronics Industry: the Case of Indonesia – 2nd October 10-11:30h


*This event is organised with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this event are the sole responsibility of the organisers and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
**The Flemish Government cannot be held responsible for the content of this event.
October 01
10:00am - 11:30am
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