29-30 November 2011 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris
This multi-stakeholder meeting provided a forum for discussion on how best to implement the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations in the tin, tantalum and tungsten (3Ts) supply chain.
OECD, ICGLR and other partner countries, the UN GoE, industry stakeholders at various levels of the 3Ts supply chain, and international and African-based civil society organisations convened to:
- Discuss the baseline reports on due diligence implementation in the 3Ts supply chain. These reports are intended to lay down the foundations for the future building blocks of the pilot exercise to ensure continuous improvement of corporate due diligence practices;
- Share experience for mutual learning purposes, identify bottlenecks and brainstorm on possible practical solutions;
- Distil emerging best practices, including implementing tools and innovative initiatives designed to operationalise the OECD Due Diligence Guidance and the UN GoE’s due diligence guidelines;
- Coordinate action amongst existing initiatives on conflict-free minerals as well as donor-supported programs in the Great Lakes Region to maximise positive development impact through effective coordination;
- Explore the merit of developing additional implementing tools to assist companies with due diligence implementation (i.e. indicators to measure improvement, model risk management plans, reporting templates etc).
This meeting follows the ICGLR-OECD joint Regional Workshop on Due Diligence for Responsible Mineral Supply chains on 10 November 2011 where the ICGLR Members States, the OECD and other stakeholders discussed how the Great Lakes Region can support due diligence efforts.
29 November 2011
- High level findings of the pilot implementation phase of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, Didier Verbruggen and Evie Francq, IPIS
- OECD Implementation Pilot Downstream Baseline Report: High-Level Summary, Farid Baddache, Shivani Kannabhiran, Sasha Radovich and Amaya Gorostiaga, BSR
- Detailed findings and practical challenges for upstream implementation of due diligence, Didier Verbruggen and Evie Francq, IPIS
- National and Regional Traceability and Certification Initiatives, Contribution towards the implementation of specific elements of due diligence, Paul Mabolia Yenga, Minister of Mines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Bali Barume and Uwe Naeher, Mineral Certification, BGR
30 November 2011
- Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade, Adam Keith, Desk Officer, African Great Lakes Region, U.S. Department of State
- Solutions for Hope: Project Update, Mike Loch, Motorola Solutions Inc. and Bill Millman, AVX Corporation
- OECD Implementation Pilot Downstream Baseline Report: Detailed Discussion, Farid Baddache, Shivani Kannabhiran, Sasha Radovich and Amaya Gorostiaga, BSR
- The ICGLR regional initiative against the illegal exploitation of natural resources, Markus Wagner, GIZ - ICGLR
- Structural obstacles to responsible minerals, What are they exactly and what can we do about them?, Juana de Catheu, Nezar Tamine, OECD secretariat
Public Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade
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