Training template addresses responsible sourcing in large-scale mines, smelters & refiners through capacity building

Author: CSR Europe, Published on: 28 January 2020

"Responsible Sourcing, New Materials Available to Tackle Capacity Building in Mining", 28 Jan 2020

Guidelines and regulations on responsible sourcing of raw materials are increasing...

However, are these regulations really tackling the situation on the ground? According to the latest Corporate Human Rights Benchmarks (CHRB) Report of 2019, the majority of companies still perform poorly in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Due Diligence. 
Our experience in the leading automotive initiative Drive Sustainability (DS) confirms that regulations, risk assessment and audits do not yield practical solutions to daily challenges and should be complemented by capacity-building activities. To tackle this gap, the DS consortium has developed, in collaboration with suppliers and stakeholders, a “Supplier Training Model”...

Based on this model, CSR Europe, in partnership with the ’Extractives for Development’ sector program of GIZ, addressed similar knowledge gaps in the mining industry. The result? A training template that large-scale mines, smelters and refiners can use for their internal and supplier training... Companies interested in ensuring responsible sourcing along their supply chain can use the template, available upon request, as a framework for their own supplier training.

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