Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Forum on due diligence in the 3Ts and Gold supply chains

 

4th meeting of the ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE multi-stakeholder forum

28-30 November 2012 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France

  
Forum participants assessed how companies are implementing  the OECD Due Diligence Guidance to enable responsible sourcing in both the Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten (3Ts) and Gold supply chains.  

 
The meeting was a forum to:
 

  • Examine the one year pilot implementation phase of the 3Ts Supplement in Africa's Great Lakes Region

    Participants tracked progress, shared lessons learned and solutions to overcoming challenges identified during the pilot period. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss initiatives that have created economically viable market access opportunities for responsibly sourced 3Ts from the Great Lakes region.

  • Foster experience-sharing on due diligence practices for responsible sourcing of gold from conflict and high-risk areas

    Participants explored concrete opportunities for enabling market access for responsibly sourced gold from artisanal sources, including through the creation of appropriate incentives. Participants also discussed specific activities for the implementation programme of the Gold Supplement. 

  • Discuss the long-term governance structure for the OECD-hosted process on due diligence implementation

This meeting was jointly organised by the OECD, the ICGLR, and the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 


SPEECHES, STATEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

>> Download presentations: Nov 29 | Nov 29 | Nov 30


SPEAKERS 29 NOVEMBER: 3TS MEETING

  • Keynote address by Mr. Nutumba, Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)
  • Statement by Rwanda

Summary of the key findings from the 3Ts implementation

  • 3T schemes and OECD steps, Dr. Lahra Liberti, Head of Project, OECD Secretariat
  • IPIS high level findings of pilot, Ms. Evie Francq and Ms. Anna Bulzomi, IPIS
  • BSR 3T downstream report High Level Findings, Ms. Sasha Radovic, BSR

Morning breakout session 1: ICGLR, OECD and industry standards: mutual recognition and operational coordination

  • Audit standardization and harmonization, Dr. Bali Barume, Senior Engineer, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

Morning breakout session 2: Market opportunities for responsibly sourced metals mnd Minerals

  • The KEMET solution, Dr. Daniel Persico, VP, Special Projects KEMET – Partnership for Social and Economic Sustainability and President, Tantatlum- Nobium International Study Center (TIC)
  • AVX – solutions for hope, Mr. William Millman, Technical and Quality Director, AVX Ltd
  • AIM metals and alloys, Mr. David Suraski, Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division, AIM – Conflict-Free Tin Initiative
  • CDMC Mining Cooperative, Mr. Serge Mulumba Kalambay, Managing Director, CDMC, MMR

Afternoon breakout session 2: Disclosure vs. confidentiality

  • Upstream issues: Confidentiality and disclosure, Ms. Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI
  • Confidentiality in disclosure for downstream, Mr. Jay Celorie, Global Manager, ConflictMinerals, Hewlett-Packard

 

SPEAKERS 29 NOVEMBER: JOINT GOLD AND 3TS MEETING

SEC Final Rule on Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 and use of the OECD Guidance: Analysis and implications

  • Cenedep intervention, Mr. Cyprien Birhingingwa, Coordinateur, Cenadep Kivu, DRC

Morning breakout session 1: Development and management of tools and outreach to non-OECD economies

  • DMCC’s responsible sourcing initiatives, Mr. Hassan Nasser, Director Compliance and Inspection, Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC)
  • Indian jewellery industry, Mr. Pankaj Parekh, Vice Chairman, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

Artisanal mining: Lessons Learnt in formalisation and building responsible practices

  • Lessons learnt from ITSCI TIC, Mr. Richard Burt, Supply Chain Officer, Tantalum-Nobium International Study center (TIC)
  • Bringing responsible ASM gold to market, Mr. Patrick Schein, Board member, Alliance for Responsible Mining
  • DDI artisanal mining project, Mr. Ian Smillie, Board Chair, Diamond Development initiative (DDI)
  • Holistic approach to formalization in artisanal diamond mining, Mr. Sebastien Pennes, Associate, Property Rights an Extractive Industries, Tetrartech, USAID PRADD project

 

SPEAKERS 30 NOVEMBER: GOLD MEETING

Sourcing gold responsibly: New initiatives and current practices

  • DMCC’s responsible sourcing initiatives, Mr. Hassan Nasser, Director Compliance and Inspection, Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC)
  • Indian jewellery industry, Mr. Pankaj Parekh, Vice Chairman, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

Artisanal mining: Proposals for implementing the appendix

  • Partnership Africa Canada, Ms. Joanne Lebert, Director Great Lakes Programme and Mr. Shawn Blore, Research Associate, Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)
  • Development of a certification system, Ms. Laura Baretto, Chair, Alliance for Responsible Mining
  • Artisanal Gold Council, Dr. Kevin Telmer, Executive Director, Artisanal Gold Council

PRIOR EVENTS 

3rd ICGLR-OECD-UN meeting on implementing due diligence recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains, Paris, 3-4 May 2012

2nd meeting of the ICGLR-OECD-UN multi-stakeholder forum on implementation of due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains, Paris, 29-30 November 2011

ICGLR-OECD-UN Meeting on implementing due diligence recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains, Paris, 5-6 May 2011

 


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MEETING DOCUMENTS

Annotated agenda | Ordre du jour annoté

 

IMPLEMENTATION PHASE REPORTS

   


VENUE

OECD headquarters
2 rue André Pascal, 75016, Paris
www.oecd.org/conferencecentre
     


DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

OECD Due Diligence Guidance (pdf) Version française (pdf)


Gold Supplement
(pdf)  Version française (pdf)


Easy to use guide to the Guidance
English | French | Lingala | Mandarin | Swahili


How the Guidance was developed


List of useful resources for due diligence in the mining sector
(pdf) 


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises


OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones

 

 

 

 

 

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