The copper producer Anvil Mining has become an EITI supporting company, bringing the total number of companies that have expressed their support on an international level to 49. Anvil Mining is based in Australia and Canada. On joining the EITI, the company issued a statement available on their website.
The company's current focus is on the Kinsevere deposit is located in the Katangan Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kinsevere Mine produced 16,406 tonnes of copper in concentrate form last year, but is expected to produce 60,000 tonnes of copper per year when Kinsevere Stage II is completed.
Chair of the EITI, Peter Eigen welcomed Anvil Mining to the EITI: “The EITI looks forward to collaborate with Anvil Mining towards increasing transparency in DRC’s extractives sector. This will help build trust between citizens, private sector and government in a country marked by long-lasting conflict over natural resources”.