Asia Tin Summit to explore China sustainability initiatives

The ITRI reports that key speakers from China will provide their insight on a number of sustainability topics to be addressed at its upcoming Asia Tin Summit in Kunming, with presentations from government regulatory body ASQIQ and the Kunming University of Science and Technology, who will detail China’s conflict minerals standards as well as recent developments in sustainable tin smelting technology.

“Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue for the tin industry inside China, with greater expectation to demonstrate responsible sourcing of raw materials and to further limit the environmental impacts of mining and smelting operations. The progress being made in both areas will be outlined in these two expert presentations.”

AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China) is a ministerial-level government department which has been directly involved in setting and enforcing conflict minerals regulation in China and Kunming University of Science is one of the top research institutions for minerals science in China, notable for its close links to the minerals industry in Yunnan.

The 2017 Asia Tin Summit is expected to attract some 300 delegates from China and the rest of the world.