Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain


4 May 2011 - OECD Conference Centre, Paris


The OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas was agreed in December 2010. However, specific minerals present unique challenges for supply chain due diligence. Supplements which are an integral part of the Guidance are being developed to overcome unique challenges relating to specific minerals. The Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten Supplement is already available.


OECD-hosted Working Group on Gold started work on developing the Gold Supplement at its first meeting on 4 May 2011.


The Gold Supplement is due to be completed by the end of 2011.


Meeting documents

Key outcomes

The OECD-hosted  working group on gold agreed to set up a drafting committee composed of OECD and partner countries, gold companies diversified throughout the supply chain and NGOs to  review the draft OECD Due Diligence Guidance Gold Supplement.



  • Introduction to the draft OECD Supplement on Gold, OECD Secretariat
  • Setting the scene, Kevin Telmer, Artisanal Gold Council
  • MKS KYC Sharing of experience, Jacqueline Mayor Meylan, MKS Finance SA (Pamp)
  • EICC-GeSI Gold Supply Chain Transparency Audits, Mumtaz Ahmed, Intel Corp and John Bullock, Metalor

Further reading


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