Alignment assessment of industry initiatives with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains


The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas is being used as the basis and benchmark by many industry initiatives. To gauge the alignment, coherence and credibility of these initiatives, the OECD is carrying out an assessment of the alignment of industry programmes’ standards and implementation efforts with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.


The initiatives being assessed during the 2016/2018 pilot phase are:

Conflict Free Smelter Initiative (CFSI) 
ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) 
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) 
Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) 
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) 


Kumi Consulting has been appointed to support this assessment on behalf of the OECD. Access the terms of reference

The draft Alignment Assessment Tool and Alignment Assessment Methodology are now available. These documents will be finalised once the pilot assessment has been completed and the lessons-learned integrated.



Industry initiatives based on the Guidance

Conflict-Free Tin Initiative


Solutions for Hope


Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative /Smelter Initiative


DMCC’s Responsible Sourcing of Precious Metals


ITRI Supply Chain Initiative


London Bullion Market Association’s Program


Responsible Jewellery Council’s Certification


World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard


ICGLR Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources



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