Industry Event

Responsible Minerals 2020

Responsible Minerals 2020

Event Details

Responsible Minerals 2020

New Lens on Due Diligence in the Gold Supply Chain

Organised by: Responsible Business Alliance

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Time: 11.10am – 12.10pm EST

Panel: New Lens on Due Diligence in the Gold Supply Chain

This session will focus on enhanced efforts around transparency and progressive due diligence in the gold sector, highlighting advances in disclosure and grievance resolution processes, engaging new actors such as investors and exchanges to promote responsible gold production and trade, and exploring “supplemental” pinchpoints beyond fine gold refiners to support responsible sourcing of gold.

  • Iris Van der Veken, Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
  • Sakhila Mirza, Executive Board Director and General Counsel, London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
  • Terry Heymann, CFO World Gold Council (WGC)
  • Nagendra Kumar, CBO, National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India
  • Rituraj Mukhia, Program Manager, ABB Group Conflict Minerals
  • Marianna Smirnova (Moderator), Director of Standards and Assurance, Responsible Business Alliance

RMI Annual Conference - Responsible Minerals 2020

This year’s RMI annual conference will be held virtually. This conference brings together experts and practitioners from industry, governments, and civil society for a 2-day program on responsible mineral supply chains. Conference participants will gain valuable insight on the progress to date from collective efforts and multi-sector stakeholder initiatives as well as updates on legal and regulatory activities, emerging issues, and relevant technologies and tools. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities for facilitating responsible minerals trade and what it takes to meet stakeholder expectations and comply with regulations.

Topics covered during the RMI Annual Conference will include:

  • Preparing for the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation
  • Integrating ESG issues into due diligence and risk management
  • Standardization and interoperability of Blockchain technology solutions in mineral supply chains
  • The RMI’s approach to artisanal and small-scale mining
  • Putting a new lens on due diligence in the gold supply chain
  • Views from the field related to conflict-affected and high-risk areas and COVID-19 impacts
  • Responsible mineral audits, and more
Further Information

Marketing & Communications Team
Responsible Jewellery Council
+44 207 321 0992 ext. 206

About RJC

Responsible Jewellery Council is an international not-for-profit standards and certification organisation. It has more than 1,200 member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices (COP) addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain. RJC also works with multi-stakeholder initiatives on responsible sourcing and supply chain due diligence. The RJC’s Chain-of-Custody Certification (CoC) for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit. Through the implementation of the COP and CoC members contribute towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda.

RJC is a Full Member of the ISEAL Alliance – the global association for sustainability standards. For more information on RJC Members, Certification, and Standards please visit and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.