A history of driving innovation and improving standards


Launch | Proof of concept | Expansion
Partnership with Carnegie Mellon University CMU in Kigali, Rwanda
Sep 2017
Jun 2017
Launch of monitoring systems in DRC artisanal gold mining areas
Launch of BSP’s first tungsten supply chain in Rwanda
Jan 2017
Sep 2016
First successful audit of Better Sourcing validated materials
Launch of BSP’s first tantalum supply chain in Rwanda
Jul 2016
May 2016
The Better Sourcing approach is found to be in alignment with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance
BSP expands to Rwanda
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
BSP establishes its Advisory Committee
First test of the traceability system in Numbi, DRC
Jun 2015
Dec 2014
Agreement with the DRC Government to launch traceability systems
Partnership with USAID to pilot the Better Sourcing approach
Oct 2014
Jan 2014
BSP launches the Better Sourcing Standard
Endorsement by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI)
Nov 2013
Sep 2013
The Better Sourcing Program is founded to support responsible supply chains

Our approach in practice

Find out about our commercial and economic development work in Rwanda and the DRC

A model that is proven. BSP's program structure has been independently reviewed and validated as fully compliant with the requirements of the OECD guidance. From this foundation we are expanding rapidly across the global ASM sector. Click below to read about some of our work in the DRC and Rwanda.