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Funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Funding, MineHutte, together with 11 international institutions is part of the RE-SOURCING PROJECT – A Global Stakeholder Platform for Responsible Sourcing in Mineral Value Chains.

With a growing demand from civil society, consumers, investors and the mining sector for ESG driven strategies, the need for understanding, committing, implementing and evaluating Responsible Sourcing is increasing across the sector.

MineHutte, together with its consortium partners and stakeholders, is working towards drafting a globally accepted definition of Responsible Sourcing for mineral value chains.

We will also be drafting guidance documents for implementation and reporting of Responsible Sourcing by industry players over the next three years.

To find out more about the project, please contact us at


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 869276


Publications by MineHutte under RE-SOURCING Project

The International Responsible Sourcing Agenda - Sate of Play

Providing an overview of the current state of Responsible Sourcing practices in mineral extraction & processing, the report outlines identified ESG challenges & analysis how current approaches are attempting to address these & the gaps that remain.


Responsible Sourcing in a Supply Restricted Enviornment

With the expected increase in mineral demand to manufacture green technologies, challenges are anticipated in responsible sourcing this increase, and interventions need to be considered to support mining companies achieve this.


Responsible Sourcing & Advocacy

The briefing document summarises the discussion on three important Responsible Sourcing challenges: How do we ensure that the voices of the most vulnerable groups are heard, find mechanisms that address their concerns and ensure these voices are part of the decision-making process.


Responsible Sourcing & Standards

This briefing document details the discussions on the key ingredients required for an effective standard to be constructed, and its interplay with global benchmarks and regulations. A balancing act between the objectives of the multiple stakeholders needs to be maintained, as a well as balancing the need for consultation with the need for action.


Responsible Sourcing & Alliance Building

This briefing document focuses on the key factors for a successful alliance that support responsible sourcing. Successful alliances need clear objectives & balance the need for consultation with the need for action. Their governance structures need to be transparent & articulate the trade-offs their decisions entail.


Responsible Sourcing & Financial Markets

As the financial sector learns to leverage its financial power through direct engagement & greater sustainability reporting requirements. Challenges remain in furthering their use of such leverage, including lack of standardised reporting metrics, weak regulations on RS & addressing non-compliance.


Responsible Sourcing & The Case for Business Competitveness

As responsible sourcing requirements increase for businesses in mineral and metals supply chains, this Briefing Document considers four stages of business engagement with Responsible Sourcing practices and outlines why Responsible Sourcing is going to be a key factor for firms to maintain and expand their operations.


Meeting the Milestones in the Responsible Sourcing Roadmap

The Good Practice Guidelines on Responsible Sourcing outline key practices distilled from the Project’s research & consultations on the Renewable Energy Sector. Four good practice guidelines: forming national policies, supplier auditing, LCA business model and formulating a corporate sustainability strategy are elaborated, with accompanying case studies.