Due Diligence

This page is designed to introduce and summarise the requirements of 2019 COP provision 7 ‘Due Diligence’.

 

This training video introduces the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Sourcing from Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas, including practical approaches to implementing the 5 Step process to mineral supply chain due diligence described in the Guidance. It’s relevant for any companies linked to the minerals trade, from mine, to refiner, trader, manufacturer, to end user, as well as to auditors, governments, civil society and other key stakeholders. The module outlines the purpose of due diligence, describes each of the 5 steps and identifies the tools and programs offered by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) in following the Guidance:

What are the requirements?

7. Due diligence for responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas

7.1:  Members in the gold, silver, PGM, diamonds and coloured gemstones supply chain shall exercise due diligence over their
supply chains in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from
Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the ‘OECD Guidance’) or other auditable due diligence frameworks recognised
by the RJC to be aligned with the OECD Guidance (‘RJC-recognised due diligence frameworks’), in ways appropriate to
their size and circumstances. In addition:

  1. Members in the gold value chain shall implement the OECD Guidance Supplement on Gold as applicable to their
    operations and supply chains.
  2. Members in the diamond supply chain shall implement the OECD Guidance while complying with COP 29 (Kimberley
    Process Certification Scheme and World Diamond Council System of Warranties).

7.2:  Members shall adopt and communicate publicly and to their suppliers a supply chain policy with respect to sourcing
from conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The policy shall be consistent at a minimum with Annex II of the OECD
Guidance or with other RJC-recognised due diligence frameworks.

For more detailed breakdown of requirements, please see the 2019 COP self-assessment, available here on the RJC website.

7.3:  Refiner members shall:
a. Maintain internal material control systems that can reconcile movement of inventory in and out over a given time.


b. Gold refiners shall additionally collect and, with due regard to business confidentiality, share annually information with the
RJC on the mine of origin of mined gold received.

 

Below please find training modules we’ve developed for members. Please note the module you should select is based on

  1. where in the supply chain you are and
  2. what materials you handle:

 

 

 


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