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Photo of ‘Artisanal Gold’ 2017 in Democratic Republic of Congo © Ryan Taylor

A little over a year ago we announced Consensas and set out to find partners to trust us with their data. Today we’re proud to announce our official partnership with the Canadian NGO IMPACT, and share one of the first end to end solutions built on our platform. Together we have combined development, human rights, and technology for a unique solution to the challenges of sourcing minerals in conflict-affected & high-risk areas. It is a strong demonstration of our software’s adaptability and potential.

Case study: https://www.consensas.com/impact-consensas-asm

If you have a project, or a challenge and would like to meet in person please reach out — our team is in Paris this week participating at the 2018 OECD Forum on responsible mineral supply chains. We are also part of the panel, Exploratory — Use of Technology Panel, Room CC1 14:15–15:45, on April 18th. …


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Field Research at a Sapphire Mine, Madagascar. Photo Credit Adrian Smith

I’m extremely proud to announce that on May 1st I will become the Chief Design Officer of our new technology start-up Consensas. (http://www.consensas.com)

Fair Trade Jewellery Co. (FTJCo.) has grown into an incredible business with exceptional women at the helm. As I step down from my current role, there’s no doubt that they will take our retail and manufacturing operations to the next level.

Consensas benefits from a decade of FTJCo’s responsible sourcing through the entire value chain of the jewellery sector. It’s a software utility that manages due diligence and risk in complex, decentralized value chains.

Globally, we’re moving from assurance documentation towards networks of trusted data. The need for true multi-stakeholder data systems, which harmonize and facilitate innovation is long overdue. From conflict minerals to verifiable product labelling, Consensas is a solution that will support more than the jewellery sector. …

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Ryan Taylor

Maker of things, that are not things.

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