2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains


17-20 April 2018 OECD Conference Centre, Paris


12th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

17-19 April - The 2018 Forum provided the opportunity to review and discuss implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Minerals and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral production and sourcing. More than 700 stakeholders came together to discuss drivers for responsible sourcing across various minerals, alignment of industry programmes, the OECD portal for supply chain risk information, government monitoring of Guidance uptake and promotion, company risk mitigation and reporting, the role of commodity traders and country-level implementation progress in India, Europe and West Africa.

Draft agenda  |  Projet d'ordre du jour


OECD launches results of alignment assessment of industry minerals programmes

Forum Views on Value of Implementing Due Diligence


OECD work on due diligence in mineral supply chains


Introductory Remarks by Douglas Carpenter, European External Action Service 


Concluding remarks by Guus Houttuin, Trade Adviser European External Action Service and Chair of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group


OECD-World Bank event on artisanal and small-scale mining

20 April - This event will take place at the OECD back-to-back with the 2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains.

Draft agenda | Project d'ordre du jour


OECD work on artisanal and small-scale mining




About the Forum

Launched in 2011, the Forum is jointly organised by the OECD, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo and is supported by the European Union through the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. 

Previous forums

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | Nov 2014 | May 2014 | Nov 2013 | May 2013 | Nov 2012 | May 2012 | Nov 2011 | May 2011







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