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Is the company's responsible minerals policy aligned with recommendations specific to their supply chain location (Downstream Companies)?
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Multi-Category
Options
Implements a smelter/refiner identification system
Has transparency system through which they identify all countries of origin and transport and transit for the minerals in the supply chains of each of their smelters/refiners
Supports digital information sharing systems on suppliers (including smelters/refiners)
No
Research Policy
Designer Assessed
Report Type
Sustainability Report
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Conflict Minerals Report
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Integrated Report
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Supply Chain Policy document
In 2020, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched a project to develop a methodology to evaluate the extent to which companies embrace the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, including how they align with its core elements, the 5-Step framework and the Annex II Model Policy. This metric belongs to that methodology.

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD Guidance) was developed to provide recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. The OECD Guidance is for use by any company potentially sourcing minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
Methodology

This information is typically mentioned in the company's minerals sourcing policy, but could also be found in documents like Sustainability or Annual Reports.

For more details on alignment to the OECD Guidance, see Section C.5.1 and C.5.3 of the Guidance (page 39) here