19 April 2018, Paris - The Colombian government, represented by Vice Minister of Mines Carlos Cante, signed an agreement to take stronger action to implement OECD Due Diligence Guidance in Colombian gold supply chains. This will include better background checks in its mining registry, setting up a mine site monitoring mechanism to assess risk at artisanal mine sites, and support capacity building for industry and government.
Using the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas, this series of assessments on Colombian gold supply chains analyses the conditions of mineral extraction and related risks in Colombia as a whole and by region.
This report provides an overview for a series of assessments on Colombian gold supply chains. It develops an initial approach and analysis for how risks outlined in Annex II of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas are relevant in the Colombian context.
Assessments by region
Co-funded by the European Union