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05.07.2022 Publication of a study on due diligence in 3TG supply chains

In minerals production as well as in minerals supply chains, there are multiple risks of due diligence violations, e.g. child labour, conflict financing or money laundering. In order to minimise these risks, due diligence obligations in the extractive sector must be consistently monitored and complied.

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The implementation of due diligence in 3TG supply chains - The cases of Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria

File type PDF | Date of status 06/2022 | File size 9 MB, Pages 117 Pages

The EU Regulation on minerals from conflict and high-risk areas aims to prevent conflict financing through revenues from minerals production and trade and to counter associated human rights violations through binding due diligence. To implement the EU Regulation, the EU regularly publishes a list in which current conflict and high-risk areas are listed ("CAHRAs list"). Due diligence measures are mandatory for companies that source minerals from these areas.

As part of the study now published, research was conducted in the countries of Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria to analyse local mineral production and to identify due diligence risks arising in mineral supply chains. In particular, the study looks at challenges and possible barriers to the implementation of due diligence. Finally, recommendations are developed on how different actors can support the implementation of due diligence.

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Summary: The implementation of due diligence in 3TG supply chains - The cases of Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Nigeria

File type PDF | Date of status 07/2022 | File size 4 MB, Pages 24 Pages

An overwhelming finding from all three countries is that knowledge and understanding of international due diligence, and traceability frameworks and legislation is very low. For this reason, the recommendations focus in particular on creating an environment conducive to the implementation of corporate due diligence and thus, also on improving control and transparency in mineral supply chains.

The entire report is now available on this homepage. In addition, a short version of the report is available here, in which the most important aspects of the study are summarized concisely.

If you have any further questions, please contact Thomas Grupp (External link).