2020 November 23

Training and Monitoring for Change in the Mining Sector

Electronics Watch is entering its next phase of monitoring in the mining sector by extending its pilot monitoring project in the Philippines and launching similar monitoring projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Bolivia.

In these projects we are focusing on mining of nickel, cobalt and tin - essential for the manufacturing of electronics and batteries. As a first step we are conducting extensive monitoring trainings addressing data collection and analysis as well as the Electronics Watch model for change. Our goal is to develop the capacity of monitoring partners in the mining sector to research and analyse forced labour, child labour, workplace violence, health and safety hazards, and other workplace issues, and to engage with supply chain actors. At the same time, we are developing tools and resources for affiliates to address these issues in their procurement process.

We are grateful for the support from Bread for All for this vital work which helps us support some of the most vulnerable workers in the electronics supply chain.