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New initiative launched to reduce link between conflict and minerals in EU supply chain

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A joint initiative to set up a European Partnership for Responsible Minerals has been launched with the aim of eradicating links between conflict and minerals in the supply chain to the EU. Several governments, led by The Netherlands, are involved in the scheme and they will work together with leading businesses, including major electronics manufacturers, to support the socially responsible extraction of minerals with a special focus on conflict zones and other high risk areas.

This new programme, which will...

Release of the 3rd edition of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Post By: Jonathan Paxton on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The 3rd Edition of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance was published in April 2016 in order to clarify that the Guidance applies to all mineral supply chains. Due to the presence of the specific supplements for 3T minerals and gold associated with the Guidance, some stakeholders had believed that the recommendations were not relevant to other minerals but the minor changes in text by the OECD have now confirmed that this is not the case. There are no other...

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