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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forms a major part of our core values, Anglo-Tantalum is fully cognisant on the potential impact mining operations can have on the local population and environment in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique.

Anglo-Tantalum proactively engages with the local community in which we make a positive contribution by incorporating the United Nations Global Compacts ten fundamental principles into our strategies, policies and procedures relating to human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

Furthermore Anglo-Tantalum broadens its CSR strategy by creating economic activity for the nearby communities ensuring that communities benefit from our actions.

We make significant contributions to local social and economic growth engaging in the problem of illegal mining whilst maintaining a harmonious relationship between our mining operation and local operators, which we believe is crucial if both parties are to maximize their contributions to the economy and livelihoods in the Anglo-Tantalum operational areas and sites.

Illegal Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is an issue in Mozambique with an estimated 35,000 people involved in Mozambique alone, ASM provides an accessible livelihood opportunity for poor and marginalized people amongst other issues a sizeable number of ASM miners lose their lives trying to earn a living for themselves and their families. Anglo-Tantalum works with the Mozambique Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy in the participation of the World Bank’s ‘Communities Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining’ (CASM) initiative to reduce poverty by building sustainable communities in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique.

Anglo-Tantalum works on the four key pillars set out by the CASM initiative through:

  • Better governance and formalization of the Mining sector in Mozambique
  • Initiatives to enhance environmental and technical performance, and socio-economic development
  • Network building for more effective partnerships with local communities and ASM miners
  • Knowledge development and best practice sharing mitigating any risk

In addition to this Anglo-Tantalum Limited has liaised extensively with the ‘Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center’ and the ‘Conflict-Free Smelter Initiative’, alongside supplementary local and national agencies and organisations, to ensure its corporate governance and social responsibility factors are met whilst being able to confirm and validate its supply chain from mine to end-user remains conflict-free and sustainable towards both the local community of the Zambezia Province and the national strategy of Mozambique.

Furthermore, Supply Chain Due Diligence (SCDD) is at the forefront of Anglo-Tantalum Limited’s core value.

SCDD is a process that was developed in response to the documented links between minerals trade, human rights abuses and the financing of conflict prevalent in parts of the minerals sector, particularly out of parts of Africa, such as DRC and Rwanda for example.

It is steps taken to allow companies such as Anglo-Tantalum Limited, to identify and transparently address issues in their supply chains, with public reporting an integral element of the five-step framework for SCDD as outlined by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

These are widely regarded as the international standard for responsible mineral sourcing.

The OECD’s Five-Step Framework for SCDD includes:

  • Establish strong company management systems
  • Identify and assess risk in the supply chain
  • Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks
  • Carry out independent third-party audit of supply chain management and due diligence
  • Report annually on supply chain due diligence

Anglo-Tantalum Limited are proud of their ability to offer a complete conflict-free source of Tantalum to their international partners, guaranteed from mine to market and overseen both by our own management partners and independent international oversight. We guarantee that clients and users receive a conflict-free source of tantalum as a result.

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