RMI Side Sessions during the OECD Forum on Responsible Minerals Supply Chains

April 26 - 29, 2021


Join the Responsible Minerals Initiative ( RMI ) Side Sessions during the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains.  RMI will be co-hosting the following side sessions mentioned below. When registering you can choose to attend as many session as you prefer.   All sessions will be held in Zoom Webinar.  All Webinar times listed in CEST.

Monday, April 26, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
(UTC+02:00) Paris


The challenges around formalization of the ASM cobalt sector and global acceptance of ASM cobalt into downstream supply chains require significant investment, stakeholders will reflect on the goals and efforts underway to achieve inclusivity and sector-wide change, the development of a globally accepted framework for responsible ASM and the necessity for partnership and investment to create a more responsible ASM cobalt sector.  Simultaneous Interpretation (French/English/Chinese) will be provided for this session.  

If you have any questions on this session, you can email Alex Cech at acech@responsiblebusiness.org.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(UTC+02:00) Paris

​​​​​​The group will highlight several projects in various conflict-affected and high-risk areas globally aimed at scaling up and systematizing solutions for AGSM, whether through implementation of open-source multi-stakeholder developed CRAFT standard or through utilizing traceability due diligence systems and data solutions.

If you have any questions on this session, you can email Marianna Smirnova at msmirnova@responsiblebusiness.org.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(UTC+02:00) Paris

This joint session will bring together representatives of the tin, copper, nickel, zinc and lead associations, the downstream sector, and the London Metal Exchange (LME) to discuss progressing OECD based due diligence in base metal supply chains. There are a handful of new metals/mining standards that are currently under development or have been recently issued that are designed to be aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. This session will showcase these standards and will share insights into the key drivers and considerations for the development of these standards, share key features of the standards, and describe how they can be used to support regulatory and market requirements.

If you have any questions on this session, you can email Stephen Taiwo at Stephen.Taiwo@internationaltin.org.

Friday, April 30, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(UTC+02:00) Paris

Effectively and efficiently blending OECD DD and ESG is an increasing challenge for upstream and downstream actors in the minerals supply chain.  This panel will discuss some real-world approaches to addressing environmental issues, what due diligence around those means in practice and some potential challenges faced by companies. 

If you have any questions on this session, you can email Leah Butler at lbutler@responsiblebusiness.org.