Survey on the contribution of SMEs to due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains
SURVEY CLOSED ON 10 APRIL 2015
If you would like to participate in a 30-minute interview on the issue of due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains, please email Dr. Yolande Kyngdon-McKay (email@example.com) before the 24th of April to schedule a time.
Due diligence for responsible supply chains for minerals such as gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum, is growing in importance. Fulfilling due diligence recommendations and requests pose increasing challenges for SMEs in the automotive, electronics, medical technology and jewellery industries.
This project aims to identify where SMEs require support and what form that support should take. This study will:
The information collected for this study will be used to inform the development of targeted policy and programs to assist SMEs in the implementation of due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains.
Who can participate in the study?
Companies in the automotive, electronics/ICT, medical technology or jewelry industry that meets the definition of an SME (<250 employees and <50€ million annual turnover), were able to participate.
SMEs were able to participate by taking the confidential online survey via one of the links below.
Industry associations or large-scale companies in one or more of the above-mentioned industries were encouraged to disseminate this survey to the SMEs in their membership groups or supply chains using the ‘SME email template’ in this shared folder, available in English, German, French and Mandarin.