OPTEL’s GeoTraceability Solutions Change the Game for Artisanal, Small-Scale Miners (ASMs)
OPTEL got on the case of the gold industry in the DRC, which is plagued with issues regarding the trading of illegally taxed gold, coming from fraudulent artisanal mining or smuggling.
OPTEL’s GeoTraceability software was implemented in order to get non-conflict gold, in compliance with transparency standards. This system collects data directly at the gold mine, then OPTEL’s GeoTrace™ mobile application tracks and traces the gold, allowing optimized operations and performance, from each pit to the point of sale. It resulted in strengthened administrative and financial capacities, and more security, visibility and efficiency in the gold mining process in the DRC.