For more than 30 years, partnership has been at the heart of IMPACT’s work.
Today, we continue to value our collaborations—with civil society partners and multi-stakeholder allies—
and partnership remains an integral pillar of our work.
Actions et Réalisations pour le Développement (ARED)
Club des Volontaires pour l’Appui aux Peuples Autochtones (CVAP)
Development Research and Social Policy Analysis Center
Kimberly Process Civil Society Coalition
Reseau d’Innovation Organisationelle
Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI)
Women In/And Mining Organization
African Mineral Development Centre
Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Governments of Rwanda and Uganda
International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
IMPACT has partnered with Consensas, a Canadian technology start-up to expand our traceability and due diligence system for the Just Gold project, beyond mine sites to exporters, through the chain of custody—to jewellery retailers and consumers.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) developed the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, a voluntary set of guidelines for the private sector to responsibly source minerals. IMPACT advised on and contributed to the development of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, including its annexes on 3Ts and artisanal gold. We are also currently serving as civil society co-chair of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group, which supports its implementation. We provide capacity building to stakeholders around the world—including West Africa and the Great Lakes region—on implementing the Guidance. We also strongly advocate for legal adoption of the Guidance as part of our technical support to governments.
The Network for the Empowerment of Women in Mining Communities (REAFECOM) is the first association of women artisanal miners in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province. Launched in 2018, the association represents the interests of women miners in their communities. IMPACT is supporting the association’s efforts to empower women in mining communities.
IMPACT collaborates with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston on research into global supply chain assessments.
Fair Trade Jewellery Company
Toronto-based Fair Trade Jewellery Company (FTJCo), is a world leader and innovator in traceable metals, diamonds and gems. Since 2006, the company has set the standard for traceable jewellery, achieving many firsts including being the first jeweller to offer Fairtrade and later Fairmined gold to North America. In 2017, Fair Trade Jewellery Co. began purchasing gold from IMPACT’s Just Gold project and is the first manufacturer and retailer in the world, to offer conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from Democratic Republic of Congo to consumers.
Natalie Marie Jewellery
Based in Sydney, Australia, Natalie Marie Jewellery has hand-crafted pieces using traditional techniques since the studio’s debut in 2012. Natalie has created a label which has at its heart an ethos based on connection, sentiment and originality. The studio works with their suppliers to understand their supply chain and use responsible gems and metals in their pieces. As a business, they do their utmost to leave a lighter, more responsible footprint on the environment, while also believing they can do more. As part of this commitment, Natalie Marie Jewellery donates 1% of their online sales to IMPACT.
Memberships and Affiliations
Alliance 8.7 is a global partnership to eliminate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour around the world. IMPACT is a member of the alliance.
Environmental Peacebuilding Association
European Partnership for Responsible Minerals
Global Battery Alliance
The Global Battery Alliance (GBA), a project of the World Economic Forum, aims to address challenges in the global battery supply chain to ensure that it is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. IMPACT is a partner of the GBA and a member of the Cobalt Working Group.