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Implementing the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

 

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A combination of political, consumer, regulatory pressures and stakeholder engagement has enabled impressive uptake of the Due Diligence Guidance since its adoption in 2011. Although the Guidance is global in scope and applicable to all minerals, the OECD’s implementation programme currently focuses on the tin, tantalum, tungsten (3Ts) and gold supply chains. The programme comprises over 500 stakeholders from governments, international organisations, the private sector, local and international civil society, and experts.

Resources

     

Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

   

Alignment assessment of industry initiatives

GOLD IMPLEMENTATION

This programme helps foster peer-learning, constructive dialogue and mutual understanding of due diligence practices and associated challenges across the gold supply chain. Gold presents specific challenges due to the nature of the commodity and in particular its high value-to-volume ratio.

 

Gold supply chain assessments

These assessments analyse gold supply chains in Africa's Great Lakes region. They cover stakeholder awareness of supply chain risks, the Due Diligence Guidance, the level of implementation of company due diligence initiatives and related government initiatives. They draw out strategic recommendations on how to advance responsible sourcing in the gold sector to ultimately make a positive contribution to socio-economic development of producer countries and communities.

 

> Africa's Great Lakes region

Musebe artisanal mine, Katanga, DRC | français

Mukungwe artisanal mine, South Kivu, DRC | français 

Production, trade and export of gold in Orientale Province, DRCfrançais

Gold trading and export in Kampala, Uganda | français

 

Due diligence in Colombia's gold supply chain

 

> Gold industry initiatives guide

The Gold Industry Initiatives Guide demonstrates how the different industry-led codes and standards complement each other and operationalise the Due Diligence Guidance.

 

Gold sourcing supply chain webinars

The OECD and industry peers organised a series of training webinars targeting different actors in the gold sourcing supply chain to demystify how to implement the responsible sourcing of gold.

 

Support to artisanal and small-scale miners

One of the main areas of OECD's work in the responsible sourcing of minerals is to ensure that international standards do not further marginalise workers of the informal sector. This implies working on the formalisation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM).

     

TIN TANTALUM AND TUNGSTEN (3T) IMPLEMENTATION

Similar to the gold programme, the 3T implementation programme helps foster peer learning and constructive dialogue.

The OECD conducted a 3T pilot survey in 2012 to assist companies implementing the Due Diligence Guidance to learn from each other’s experiences and share best practices. Over 110 upstream and downstream companies participated in the survey and six reports were produced.

Mineral supply chain and conflict links in Eastern DRC, 2015 | français

Final upstream 3Ts report, 2013 | français 

Final downstream 3Ts report, 2013 

Interim upstream 3Ts report, 2012 

Interim downstream 3Ts report, 2012 

Upstream baseline 3Ts report, 2011

Downstream baseline 3Ts report, 2011 

 

OTHER INITIATIVES BASED ON THE GUIDANCE

Individual companies bear the primary responsibility for implementation of due diligence, although they may use industry programmes and initiatives to assist them in specific due diligence tasks. A number of initiatives have been developed by companies and industry associations to help companies implement due diligence, particularly to help them establish traceability or chain of custody systems, and to identify, assess and manage risk.

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative /Conflict-Free Smelter Initiative (CFSI)

Dubai Multi-Commodities Center’s Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals

ICGLR Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

ITRI Supply Chain Initiative iTSCi

London Bullion Market Association’s Responsible Gold Program

Responsible Jewellery Council’s Chain of Custody Certification

World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard

Conflict-Free Tin Initiative

Solutions for Hope

 

 


 

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