Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Forum on due diligence in the gold supply-chain


2-3 May 2012 - 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


The Guidance now includes a Gold Supplement which was developed through an inclusive multi-stakeholder process and endorsed by the OECD-hosted working group on gold on 2 February 2012


This forum provided the first opportunity to introduce the finalised Gold Supplement and discuss how best to implement it to tackle the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold. Participants also learned about industry programmes to implement responsible, conflict-sensitive due diligence in the gold supply chain supply. 


Meeting documents


2 May: Introduction to the Supplement on Gold and proposed implementation programme

  • Introduction to the Supplement on Gold, Mora Johnson, Ruth Crowell and John Bullock, Drafting Committee for the Supplement on gold
  • Introduction to the implementation programme for the Supplement on Gold, OECD

2 May: Overview of current industry programmes

  • World Gold Council Conflict-Free Gold Standard, Terry Heymann, World Gold Council
  • Responsible Gold, the role of the London Bullion Market Association, Stewart Murray, LMBA
  • Responsible Jewellery Council Chain-of-Custody Certification, Fiona Solomon, RJC
  • EICC® and GeSI Gold Audit Protocol, Mumtaz Ahmed, Intel Corp

2 May: Discussion of proposed Gold for Peace Initiative

  • Potential role for the World Bank’s Communities and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Initiative, Barry Mamadou, World Bank Group
  • Creating a sustainable gold value chain from mine to market, Thomas Hentschel, Better Gold Initiative
  • Ideas on Implemention, Lina Villa-Córdoba, Alliance for Responsible Mining

3 May: Joint learning session on tin, tantalum and tungsten

  • The regional initiative against the illegal exploitation of natural resources, Pierre Kamaro & Markus Wagner, ICGLR
  • Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade, Mike Loch, Motorola Solutions and Richard Robinson, USAID
  • iTSCi: contributing to minerals traceability and due diligence in Central Africa, Kay Nimmo and Richard Burt, iTSCi Governance Committee
  • Solutions for Hope, William Millman, Solutions for Hope Project
  • EICC® and GeSI Reporting Template Update, John Plyler, GeSI

3 May: Joint learning session on gold

  • Introduction to the Supplement on Gold, Drafting Committee of the Supplement on Gold

3 May: Joint governance session

  • Overview of the OECD Due Diligence Initiative, OECD Secretariat

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