4 May 2011 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris
The OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas was agreed in December 2010. However, specific minerals present unique challenges for supply chain due diligence. Supplements which are an integral part of the Guidance are being developed to overcome unique challenges relating to specific minerals. The Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten Supplement is already available.
OECD-hosted Working Group on Gold started work on developing the Gold Supplement at its first meeting on 4 May 2011.
The Gold Supplement is due to be completed by the end of 2011.
The OECD-hosted working group on gold agreed to set up a drafting committee composed of OECD and partner countries, gold companies diversified throughout the supply chain and NGOs to review the draft OECD Due Diligence Guidance Gold Supplement.