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Over 2000 people injured from gunshots every single day and what we can do about it

By Paulina Lundström on May 29, 2020 12:35:35 PM

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IM (Individuell Människohjälp) collaborates with Centiro to enable tracking of the processes around Humanium Metal – from melted down weapons to new products and peacemaking activities.

Humanium Metal is an initiat ive by IM where confiscated illegal weapons in violence-affected countries are transformed into enriched metal –which is then sold on to leading designers and brands.

Today, Humanium Metal is used in everything from watches to artwork, with the profit made going into IM’s development work in violence-affected countries.

"It is hugely important for us that private companies such as  Centiro are involved and contribute their skills and resources. Our partnership means that we can develop the Humanium Metal project and thereby bring about further change in the countries where we operate,"says Martin Nihlgård, Secretary General at IM.

The process around Humanium Metal involves many steps, from melting down the materials all the way to a finished product in the consumer’s hands. It’s a challenge to know the whereabouts of raw materials and products in the chain, and how to move them in the best way possible. And this is a field in which Centiro has considerable experience, both with its software and wider expertise within the company.

"At a time when sustainability, circular models and the issue of how to create a better world are all in the spotlight, entering into a partnership with Humanium Metal feels perfectly natural. The idea of getting rid of illegal weapons and at the same time creating a multitude of new benefits is absolutely right. Together we can help IM’s idea gain traction as well as simplify the practical aspects of managing a fairly complex value chain across the entire world. My colleagues and I are proud to contribute to the success of Humanium Metal", adds Niklas Hedin, CEO Centiro.

When buying a product made by Humanium Metal, it is possible to track the origin of the actual raw material with the Centiro Solution. The next step is make this feature available on for all consumers. 

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Paulina Lundström

Written by Paulina Lundström

Paulina is a communications veteran with a passion for brand building. A globetrotter who lived in Boston, Los Angeles and currently resides in Sweden.