Gold Implementation Programme
The gold programme of activities, launched in May 2013, brings together key players across the gold supply chain, including OECD and partner countries, implementing governments, regional and international organisations, civil society, industry and other experts.
The gold implementation programme helps foster peer-learning, constructive dialogue, and mutual understanding on due diligence practices and associated challenges across the supply chain. It facilitates discussions around workable solutions to due diligence implementation, including the possible design of innovative market opportunities for responsibly sourced gold from conflict-affected and high risk areas, in particular from artisanal and small-scale sources.
While the primary geographic focus is on gold sourced from Africa’s Great Lakes region, the gold implementation programme may include activities covering other regions, given the global scope of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
In the summer of 2013 the OECD and industry peers held a first series of webinars designed to teach different actors in the supply chain how to responsibly source gold.
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|Artisanal and Small-Scale Miner (ASM) Hub
The ASM Hub convenes numerous stakeholders to learn about ASM issues. As part of the gold implementation programme, the OECD and the ASM Hub organise webinars based on specific ASM themes.
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Audit Working Group
This informal Working Group serves as a platform for exchange among auditors and others interested in auditing processes which promote responsible mineral supply chains.
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The 3Ts pilot implementation programme
From May 2011 to December 2012, the OECD, the ICGLR, and the UN Group of Experts on the DRC worked together on the pilot implementation of the Guidance and its 3Ts Supplement by companies sourcing minerals from Africa's Great Lakes region.
Over 100 companies, both upstream and downstream, and industry associations volunteered to take part. Participating companies demonstrated how they perform supply chain due diligence through a peer learning process intended to help them meet reporting obligations and the expectations of managers, customers, regulators and the public.
These reports identify best practices and helpful implementation tools to further assist companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices.
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