The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas was developed to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral sourcing practices and to cultivate transparent mineral supply chains and sustainable corporate engagement in the mineral sector.
It is the result of a multi-stakeholder process with in-depth engagement from OECD and African countries, industry, civil society, as well as the United Nations. Three consultations were held in Paris in December 2009 and April 2010 and a joint ICGLR-OECD consultation in Nairobi in September 2010 (see meeting links below). As a result, the Guidance is practically-oriented, with emphasis laid on collaborative constructive approaches to complex challenges.
This project was undertaken in response to calls from the international community:
This work contributes to G20 efforts on combatting financial crimes linked to the exploitation of natural resources. The project was managed by the OECD Investment Committee in collaboration with the OECD Development Assistance Committee and non-OECD partners. See an overview of the project (PDF).
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