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Does the downstream company audit its supply chain, specifically its Smelter and Refiners (SoRs)?
Metric Type
Researched
Value Type
Options
Research Policy
Designer Assessed
Report Type
Code of Conduct
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Conflict Minerals Report
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Supply Chain Policy document
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Sustainability Report

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 will most likely be found in a Responsible Sourcing Policy, Code of Conduct, Sustainability Report or Conflict Minerals Report.

This can be supply chain auditing conducted directly or through a third party.