The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) have published robust guidance on Due Diligence for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. This guidance includes a 5 Step Framework for structuring due diligence, the steps are as follows:
1.Establish Strong Company Management Systems
2.Identify and Assess Risk in the Supply Chain
3.Design and Implement a Strategy to Respond to Risks
4.Carry out Independent Third Party Audit of Supply Chain Due Diligence at Identified Points in the Supply Chain
5.Report on Supply Chain Due Diligence
Reports according to 5 Step Framework - where each of the OECD’s 5 steps appear within the report along with details of how the company applied each step.
References OECD guidance - where the report references the OECD guidance but does not present information following the 5 Step structure (includes cases where some steps are detailed but not others).
No - where the report does not reference the OECD guidance or 5 Step Framework
Tip: Search (ctrl-f) the company's Conflict Minerals Report for the terms OECD and/or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, to find the section with relevant information.
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