OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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A company sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas has to ensure it respects human rights and does not contribute to any conflict through its activities. The OECD has developed international guidelines on due diligence for companies. See the OECD website for more information: The approach The Due Diligence Guidance comprises following five… Read more »

The EICC and GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative

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The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are both member-based non-profit organisations representing the electronic industry and companies from the information and communication technologies sector. In 2008, they founded the EICC and GeSI Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) in order to support their members to address the issue of sourcing conflict-free… Read more »

The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi)

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ITRI is a non-profit organisation that represents the tin industry and is sponsored by its members who are principally miners and smelters. Its principal goal is to support use of tin and its industry in providing assistance through the iTSCi programme. The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) is a… Read more »

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an international partnership of governments, companies and civil society. The objective of EITI is to improve the transparency and management of revenues generated by the extractive activities of natural resources, such as oil, gas and minerals. For this purpose EITI has established the EITI-Standard. Membership in EITI is… Read more »