“Visiting mines in the DRC opened my eyes to the difference manufacturers can make in human lives and the environment through responsible cobalt sourcing. Taking action now helps to eradicate child labor and create sustainable supply chains.”
Jamie Wallisch
Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, ESG & Responsible Sourcing
Episode 1

The Congo, Cobalt & Your Supply Chain Risks

Follow sustainability expert Jamie Wallisch into artisanal cobalt mines in the DRC and dive deep into your supply chain risks. Learn why mineral sourcing due diligence is critical and how intermediary experts like Assent play a vital role in auditing and validating supplier claims. 

Hear from the people working to make the cobalt industry more sustainable, and why it will take collaboration between businesses, government, workers, and industry groups to make improvements at each link of the supply chain. 

Featured experts:

  • David Bassiouni, President, The Bassiouni Group
  • Varun Chandrasekaran, Compliance Professional, Microsoft
  • Boris Kamstra, COO Premium Nickel Resources Ltd.
  • Richard Robinson, Adviser at Global Risk Assessment & Solutions
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Episode 2

The Power of Data

Assent interviews two of the world’s leading manufacturers, GE Appliances and Microsoft, to learn about their journeys to responsible mineral sourcing. Discover how taking an evidence-based approach to supply chain risk management can help you uncover hidden compliance risks. You’ll hear how GE Appliances relied on supply chain data, audits, and third-party verification to measure their smelter risks and make the shift to deeper sustainability. 

Featured Experts:

  • Varun Chandrasekaran, Compliance Professional, Microsoft
  • Larry Smith, Supplier Quality Senior Program Manager at GE Appliances (a Haier company)
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Episode 3

The Future of ESG

Assent explores the deep connections between mineral supply chains and corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Learn how cobalt in your supply chain puts investors and buyers on alert for bribery and corruption risks, labor violations, and environmental concerns — and how to shift toward responsible sourcing for cobalt and conflict minerals to gain an edge in competitive investor markets.

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Learn About Assent’s Extended Minerals Solution

We help manufacturers see deeper to collect standardized and validated extended minerals data from deep in the supply chain.