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OECD provides companies with new guidelines to clarify how they can source minerals from conflict zones responsibly

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17 July 2012

Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance

Author: OECD

The Gold Supplement tackles the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold, namely: its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature; the non-linear structure of its supply chain; and, the multiple downstream uses of gold, depending on whether it is used for investment purposes, jewellery or in some other industrial product.

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26 May 2011

Electronics, auto makers should commit now to due diligence standards to end trade in conflict minerals

Author: CENADEP, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Enough Project, Global Witness, Partnership Africa Canada, UAID

Electronics, automotive jewellery, and other end-user companies should not wait for the SEC to undertake the due diligence – the time to act is now, to follow-up leading companies such as Intel and Apple...Our organizations believe that companies sourcing minerals originating from the Great Lakes Region have a responsibility to implement the OECD due diligence standards in full.

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25 May 2011

New OECD guidelines to protect human rights and social development

Author: Michael J. Kavanagh, Bloomberg

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development passed new guidance for companies involved in the so-called “conflict minerals” trade in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo. The guidance offers a non-binding code of conduct that more than 40 countries have agreed to promote...Mineral buyers such as Traxys SA, Malaysia Smelting Corp. and Amalgamated Metals Plc have cut or halted purchases from Central Africa...The new rules will clarify how companies can work in conflict zones by managing risks in their supply chains, Lahra Liberti, OECD adviser on international law, said...

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Author: OCDE

Le présent Guide fournit un cadre et des recommandations détaillées relatives au devoir de diligence pour une gestion responsable de la chaîne d’approvisionnement globale de l’étain, du tantale, du tungstène, leurs minerais et dérivés minéraux, et de l’or...Ce Guide a pour objet d’aider les entreprises à respecter les droits humains et à éviter qu’elles contribuent à des conflits par leurs pratiques d’approvisionnement, y compris par le choix de leurs fournisseurs.

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Author: Organisation de coopération et de développement (OCDE)

Le Guide OCDE sur le devoir de diligence pour des chaînes d’approvisionnement responsables en minerais provenant de zones de conflit ou à haut risque (ci-après dénommé « Le Guide ») constitue le premier exemple d’une initiative concertée faisant intervenir de multiples parties prenantes soutenue par les pouvoirs publics pour une gestion responsable de la chaîne d’approvisionnement en minerais provenant de zones de conflit...

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