2019 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains


23-26 April 2019 OECD Conference Centre, Paris

The 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains took place the 23-26 April 2019 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. The Forum featured sessions on measuring impact and driving change, opportunities and challenges related to specific minerals such as diamonds, base metals, cobalt, 3Ts and gold, and regulatory and policy updates related to responsible sourcing. 


Agenda in English


Programme en français


Side-meeting agenda


Opening remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General


Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights



Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and Ensuring the Human Rights of Women in Mineral Supply Chains

Stakeholder statement


Énonce des parties prenantes



Industry news announcements

The London Metal Exchange is committing to the introduction of responsible sourcing requirements to its brand lists, in line with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

The LME launched formal market-wide consultation on proposed rules for the application of responsible sourcing principles to all LME-listed brands. LME’s approach is grounded in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains and will require all of its listed brands to undertake an OECD Red Flag Assessment by the end of 2020.

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The Responsible Jewellery Council revises Code of Practices to include due diligence requirements based on the OECD Guidance

The RJC has today launched its new code of practices which defines responsible, social and environmental business practices for companies in the jewellery supply chain and commits members to adhere to a robust set of comprehensive auditable standards. This revision includes the alignment of due diligence requirements with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, a comprehensive due diligence approach tailored to the diamond and coloured gemstone supply chains. 


Related reading

OECD work on due diligence in mineral supply chains


OECD work on artisanal and small-scale mining







What is the biggest challenge for implementation of the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains?



Golden Line Photo Exhibition

Put together by Golden Line, this photo exhibition tells the story of female gold mine workers in Ghana and Tanzania. The exhibition was launched during the Forum.

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

 English | Français | Español 


Responsible Mineral Supply Chains Flyer 150x212

  English | Français 


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

Practical actions for worst forms child labour mining sector 150x212



Due diligence in colombia gold supply chain 150x212

 English | Español


 Mineral Supply Chains DRC Due Diligence 150x212

 English | Français 


 Chinese due diligence guidelines 150x212

English | 官话 




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

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



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