Guidelines for multinational enterprises

2nd Working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain


18 November 2011 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris


Supplements on supply chain due diligence for specific minerals form an integral part of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas


A supplement on tin, tantalum and tungsten is included in the Guidance and the Gold Supplement is currently being developed through an inclusive multi-stakeholder process.


A first draft of the Gold Supplement was presented and discussed at the first meeting of the OECD-hosted Working Group on Gold on 4 May 2011. At that time the working group constituted a drafting committee to revise the supplement. The committee comprises OECD and partner countries, gold companies diversified throughout the supply chain, and NGOs. Their goal is to build consensus and foster ownership among stakeholders.

At this second meeting of the working group, the drafting committee presented the revised Gold Supplement, sought feedback from the entire working group and agreed on next steps. 

The Gold Supplement is due to be completed by the beginning of 2012.


Meeting documents and presentations

  • Draft agenda
  • Responsible Gold, the role of the London Bullion Market Association, Stewart Murray, LBMA

Background documents

Further reading


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