About the Guidelines
The Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains were launched on 2 December 2015 at a workshop in Beijing.
The China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) has cooperated closely with the OECD in preparing the Guidelines, which have also benefited from a public consultation, as well as consultation with industry organisations and select stakeholders.
- Objective: The Guidelines are designed to align Chinese company due diligence with international standards and allow for mutual recognition with existing international initiatives and legislations.
- Scope: The Guidelines will apply to all Chinese companies which are extracting and/or using mineral resources and their related products and are engaged at any point in the supply chain of minerals. Companies using or engaged in the supply chain of other natural resources are also encouraged to use the Guidelines as a reference.
- Implementation: The implementation of the Guidelines will initially be voluntary.
> International Workshop on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
> Public consultation on the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines
About the OECD and CCCMC co-operation
CCCMC and the OECD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-operate in the development of Chinese-owned industry guidelines for responsible mineral supply chains.
This co-operation is a tangible example of the OECD’s support to China’s Go Abroad strategy under the China-OECD Programme of Work, signed by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on 1 July 2015.
> Visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris
> OECD work with China
Text of the Guidelines
The Guidelines are available in English and Chinese. A French version is forthcoming.
If you have any questions please contact
Public consultation on the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines
2015 International Workshop on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers & ExportersGlobal Witness
Visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the OECD in Paris