16 December 2019

The Mutoshi Project: a preview of unexplored opportunities for Corporate Philanthropy

Posted by Vincent Faber

Trafigura recently published the report “The Mutoshi Pilot Project” showing the positive impact of the company’s pioneering move to formally include artisanal and small-scale miners (ASMs) in its operating model.

The report not only underscores the project’s successes, such as the tangible improvements of ASMs’ working conditions and livelihoods. It also casts light on the complex situation of artisanal mining and as a consequence highlights the duty Trafigura, as a corporation having social responsibility now firmly embedded in its business practices, has in addressing that social reality. This goal can only be reached if all stakeholders are pulled together to discuss standards, practices, needs and solutions – and build a strong partnership for the good of all.