15th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Session 8: Strengthening the coherence of due diligence infrastructure

May 5, 2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


Industry programme oversight, Alignment Assessments, EU regulation and and LME roll-out This session will examine systems and mechanisms underpinning the global infrastructure for due diligence, in particular legislation and requirements set forth by industry programme or multi-stakeholder initiatives. Since the series of Alignment Assessments carried out in 2016 and 2018, the field has seen new developments on two important fronts: new legislation and market requirements in the form of the EU responsible mineral sourcing regulation and the requirements of the London Metal Exchange, as well as evolving industry schemes. New legislation like the EU Battery Regulation is also on the horizon. This session will be a chance to take stock of how such new legislation and requirements have begun to be applied, and how industry has responded.