2020 - Forum on responsible mineral supply chains



We regret to inform you that due to recent developments with respect to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and in order to ensure the health and safety of any guests to the OECD, the OECD leadership has decided to cancel the Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains scheduled to take place on 7-9 April 2020.   


Nous avons le regret de vous informer qu'en raison des récents développements concernant le coronavirus (Covid-19) et afin d'assurer la santé et la sécurité de tous les invités à l'OCDE, les dirigeants de l'OCDE ont décidé de l’annulation du Forum sur les chaînes d'approvisionnement responsables en minerais les 7-9 Avril 2020. 


Webinars organised by external partners 

MONDAY, 6 APRIL 2020, 14:00-15:00 GMT 
Using Emerging Technologies to Digitalise Due Diligence Solutions for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Organised by iPoint systems, RCS Global, Responsible Gold Trading DMCC, and Tracr

As companies around the globe increase the focus on their environmental, social, and corporate governance standards to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, can Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain lead to innovative solutions to ensure responsible sourcing and due diligence in the metals and minerals supply chains?

In this webinar, the four leading companies will share first-hand insights concerning:

  • Solutions developed to tackle the particularities of different supply chains
  • Lessons learnt during the digitalisation journey
  • Future developments concerning the use of technology for supply chain due diligence


THURSDAY, 9 APRIL 2020, 15:00-16:00 CEST
Introducing the EPRM Due Diligence Hub 

 Organised by European Partnership for Responsible Minerals

“This Due Diligence Hub provides you with the tailored due diligence resources you need to successfully ensure that the minerals in your supply chain, especially tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG), are responsibly mined and sourced.”

"Discover the upcoming Due Diligence Hub being developed by the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals during this online presentation. Your opportunity to provide feedback on how it can best assist you in your supply chain due diligence process, to understand the importance of due diligence and to learn about the EPRM’s role in supporting responsible 3TG mining in CAHRAs."

Registration (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.)

WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL 2020, 16:00-17:00 CEST
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Fact vs Fiction
 Organised by Solidaridad and The Impact Facility

"In discussion with Kirsten Hund (World Bank), Carla Neefs (Solidaridad), and David Sturmes (The Impact Facility), we’ll kick the webinar series off with an overview of today’s artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector. What challenges does the sector face? How widespread are the issues? Who do they affect, in which countries? And who should be tackling these issues?
For refiners, end-buyers, like jewellers and electronic companies, and (impact) investors in the global gold supply chain, this session will set the foundations for looking at how we can support a transition to a more responsible and transparent artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector."


Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 15:00 - 19:00 CEST

Be part of CRAFT Code 2nd consultation period

Organised by Alliance for Responsible Mining and RESOLVE

"Alliance for Responsible Mining and RESOLVE invite you this webinar where you will know the details and changes made to the CRAFT 2.0  and you are kindly encouraged to provide inputs or comments.
This activity is part of the second round of consultation (March 30 to May 30, 2020) of CRAFT Code to generate further impacts to the artisanal and small-scale mining sector and facilitate the connection with the industry."


May 2020, tbc

Advancing Women’s Rights by Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Mineral Supply Chains

Organised by Women’s Rights and Mining

Women’s Rights and Mining is a collaborative effort of NGOs, researchers and government organisations to secure commitments from key stakeholders in the mining sector to address key gender concerns.

This webinar highlights lessons learned and promising practices of action against SGBV in mineral supply chains and mining-affected communities.

Registration link: tbc

Tuesday, 16 June, 15:00 – 16:00 CET

Connector and Facilitator for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain – Mars provides solutions for a responsible sourcing strategy of non-ferrous metals

Organized by Metal Alliance for Responsible Sourcing

The newly established initiative Mars (Metal Alliance for Responsible Sourcing) provides hands-on support to companies from the non-ferrous metal industry by developing specific recommendations for a responsible sourcing strategy. The work builds on the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance and covers all relevant regulations and requirements.Mars especially recognises the needs and challenges of small and medium-sized enterprises and seeks to fill a gap by addressing companies’ individual circumstances.

Discover in this webinar how Mars can become your company‘s long-term partner of choice in the field of responsible sourcing and find out what specific measures, policies and recommendations for action you can expect from us.



For further information contact the organiser: Pia Hackert,


Related reading

OECD work on due diligence in mineral supply chains

OECD work on artisanal and small-scale mining



Minerals due diligence tools and materials

Due diligence guidance
Minerals alignment assessment 
Sourcing ASM gold 
Due diligence flyer

 Due Diligence Guidance cover page 150x216

English | Français | Español | German | 官话 | 한국인 | 日本の | Türk  


Minerals Alignment Assessment Cover Preliminary 150x212



FAQ on sourcing gold from artisanal and small scale miners 150x213

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Responsible Mineral Supply Chains Flyer 150x212

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Practical actions for worst forms of child labour in mineral supply chains
Due diligence in Colombia's gold supply chain
Mineral supply chain and conflict links in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Chinese due diligence guidelines for responsible mineral supply chains




Due diligence in colombia gold supply chain 150x212

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 Mineral Supply Chains DRC Due Diligence 150x212

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 Chinese due diligence guidelines 150x212

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About the Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

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

 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | Nov 2014 | May 2014 | Nov 2013 | May 2013 | Nov 2012 | May 2012 | Nov 2011 | May 2011



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