|Conflict and minerals in the DRC. copyright Mark Craemer|
The report is timed to coincide with the launch of (un)official new guidelines on responsible supply chain management in conflict-affected countries put together by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) the major Chinese business association grouping mineral import/export companies. It uses the DRC as a case study.
The guidelines themselves are being released today and I will provide a link when available. They were developed with assistance from the German development agency, GIZ. Bravo to GIZ and Global Witness for good, practical work. I hope you plan to translate the report into Chinese so it can have impact in the right places!
Thanks for the mention of our new report.
The Chinese version of the Global Witness report, launched on the same day as the English, is available here: www.globalwitness.org/tacklingCN. It’ll be coming out in French in the next few days too.
The full bilingual guidelines by the Chinese chamber of commerce CCCMC can be downloaded from here: http://www.globalwitness.org/library/new-chinese-guidelines-offer-mineral-companies-chance-reduce-conflict-corruption-risks-and-0 As well as supply chain due diligence, their guidelines include points related to corruption prevention, environmental protection, labour, community engagement and human rights.
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Lizzie Parsons, Global Witness
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