OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct
Benjamin Katz has been a policy analyst for responsible mineral supply chains at the OECD’s Centre for Responsible Business Conduct since early 2019. His work at the OECD focusses on sourcing of cobalt and battery materials, mineral sourcing from Central Africa and measuring the uptake and impact of the sectoral OECD supply chain due diligence instruments for minerals, garments, agriculture and finance. Over the last year, Ben has been leading a stakeholder consultation in the minerals sector on how companies have been adapting due diligence to the challenges brought about by the pandemic. He has over eight years of experience working on responsible sourcing of minerals and natural resource governance in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. Prior to the OECD, Ben spent four years implementing responsible sourcing projects related to due diligence, traceability, and formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining mainly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.