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. 

14th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

The 14th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains will address implementation challenges and showcase new supply chain due diligence approaches. A particular focus will be on how to avoid de-risking by companies that might decide to exclude perceived high-risk regions or production modes, such as artisanal and small-scale mining, from their supply chains. Other key themes include using the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains as a tool for risk prioritisation and how it links with other international instruments that address issues or risks outside the immediate scope of Annex II, the need for stepping up risk prevention and mitigation as well as due diligence for corruption and security risks in the mineral supply chain.


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

 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

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 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

 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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