What's the issue?

Enterprises operating in global supply chains have the potential to generate growth, employment and skills through their operations and sourcing. On the other hand, when enterprises fail to act responsibly, they risk contributing  to adverse human rights, labour and environmental impacts in their operations or through their supply chains. The OECD brings unique expertise in convening governments, business and civil society to develop practial approaches to promoting and implementing responsible business conduct globally.

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Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains

This new report presents research findings and recommendations on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. Jointly authored by the ILO, OECD, IOM and UNICEF under the aegis of Alliance 8.7, the report also represents the first ever attempt to measure these human rights abuses and violations on a large scale.

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New report examines risks in cobalt and copper sourcing from the DRC

This OECD report Interconnected supply chains: a comprehensive look at due diligence challenges and opportunities sourcing cobalt and copper from the Democratic Republic of the Congo examines risks prevalent in cobalt and copper sourcing from the DRC, as well as strategies for building more responsible mineral supply chains. 


2019 Minerals Forum

23-26 April 2019 - Paris

31 sessions, 140+ speakers 1,400+ participants... This unique forum bought together the international community engaged in promoting responsible business conduct in mineral supply chains.

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