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OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

 

 Helping industries meet responsible sourcing expectations

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance provides detailed recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. This Guidance is for use by any company potentially sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The OECD Guidance is global in scope and applies to all mineral supply chains.

 

The 3rd Edition of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance was published in April 2016. This booklet contains the OECD Council Recommendation, the text of the Guidance, the 3Ts Supplement and the Gold Supplement. The updated version clarifies that the Guidance provides a framework for detailed due diligence as a basis for responsible supply chain management of minerals, including tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, as well as all other mineral resources. In addition to the 37 OECD Members, 9 non-Members, namely Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Peru and Romania and Ukraine, adhered to the Council Recommendation.

 

Find out how we use the Guidance to engage with business, governments and civil society:

 
 

International Standard

The Guidance is referenced in a range of international declarations, regulations and initiatives.

 

Alignment Assessment

Assessment methodology for evaluating the extent to which industry programmes align with the detailed recommendations of the OECD Guidance. 

 

 

Minerals Forum

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27-28 April 2021

The Forum for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains is the leading event in the responsible mineral space, providing business, government and civil society the opportunity to review and discuss the implementation of the OECD Guidance. 

 

 

Global Implementation

The OECD Guidance is global in scope and applies to all mineral supply chains. Learn more about the implementation programme across countries and supply chains.

 

Resources

A repository of OECD reports, papers notes on the implementation of the OECD Guidance.

 

 

              

       


   

 

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How does the Guidance apply to you? Consult the interactive Due Diligence Guidance

‌Download a short overview: EnglishFrançais | Japanese

Download an infographic on the 5-step framework for supply chains

 

 

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  • COVID-19: Call to Action for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains Statement English | French | Chinese
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Trends in Stakeholder Reporting: Mineral Supply Chains

 
Costs and Value of Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains
 
Promoting Coherence between the OECD Guidance and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
 

Promoting Coherence between Standards on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

 
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Costs and value of due diligence in mineral supply chains

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OECD guidance and voluntary principles on security and human rights

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Gold Flows from Venezuela: supporting due diligence in the production and trade of gold 
 

Mineral Supply Chain and Conflict Links in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

 

Due Diligence in Colombia's Gold Supply Chain

 

Gold at the Crossroad: Assessment of the Supply Chains of Gold Produced in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

 
 

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Mineral Supply Chains DRC Due Diligence Report 150x200 

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Due diligence in Colombia's gold supply chain

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Interconnected Supply Chains: A Comprehensive Look at Due Diligence Challenges and Opportunities Sourcing Cobalt and Copper from the DRC

             
 

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   Standards and tools to help companies implement the Guidance
 
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible supply chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
 

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework - OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

 

FAQ: How to Address Bribery and Corruption Risks in Mineral Supply Chains

 
Due Diligence of Mineral Supply Chains during the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
 

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Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

 

Alignment Assessment of Industry Programmes with the OECD Minerals Guidance

 
Practical Actions for Worst Forms of Child Labour in Mineral Supply Chains
 

Responsible Supply Chains in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

 
 

Chinese due diligence guidance for responsible mineral supply chains

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alignment assessment of industry programmes with the oecd minerals guidance

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Practical actions for worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains

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