2021 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

REGISTER: Outsourcing in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia: Identify and understand the hidden risks in mining supply chains

Apr 29, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Partner Sessions


by CNV Internationaal Outsourcing can involve risks which lead to violations of labour rights, moreover, these outsourcing practices can often be difficult to identify through standard due diligence measures. In this session a case study will be presented by various participants of the IRBC Agreements (a Dutch multistakeholder initiative consisting of companies, investors, and trade unions), who will also share their experiences, best practices, and perspectives on how to mitigate the risks related to outsourcing in the mining value chain. Peru is an important country for the global metal market. Outsourcing is seen as a strategy to enhance competitiveness and efficiency. The animated video “Outsourced miners | The hidden face of miners in Peru “ shows how this strategy transfers the burden of labour risks to individual workers, putting them in a vulnerable position: https://youtu.be/OtwC_tNkZHk English-Spanish interpretation will be made available. For more information, please see website or contact m.vanbeers@cnv.nl