Advancing responsible sourcing
in mineral value chains
Responsible Sourcing is certainly gaining traction both on political and business levels through an increasing number of standards and initiatives, legislations, uptake and innovation of good practices, as well as higher awareness on its importance. At the same time, the effectiveness of these efforts remains under scrutiny by many because evident impact on a larger scale has yet to come. Assuming that a systemic challenge such as the realization of responsible sourcing along and across Global Value Chains (GVCs) does not allow any single actor to independently achieve desired impact, what is missing and how to best move forward instead of waiting for everyone else?
In the final year of the RE-SOURCING project, the conference will present and leverage its key results for setting a future work agenda on responsible sourcing in mineral value chains. The conference will adopt a systemic lens: In interactive sessions participants will work together towards a common understanding of root causes and hot spots inhibiting needed systemic change. Participants will also have the chance to learn more about responsible sourcing in the three focus sectors of renewable energy, mobility and electronics.
||Registration & Welcome|
|10:15||10:30||European Commission – Maria Nyberg
|10:30||11:15||Panel 1 – Understanding systemic challenges and change
Panellists: Masuma Farooki, Bryony Clear Hill, Maria Nyberg, Anna Leitner
|11:45||13:00||Parallel Workshops – Challenges and solutions for catalysing systemic change|
|13:00||14:30||Lunch & Networking|
|14:30||16:00||OECD Handbook launch
Panellists: Mark van der Wal, Djaheezah Subratty, Lisa Zschunke, Louis Maréchal, Jan Knacksterdt
||Panel 2 – Realising solutions for catalysing systemic change
Panellists: Masuma Farooki, Bryony Clear Hill, Luciana Rendace, Louis Maréchal
|17:30||18:00||Closing & Outlook|
preliminary agenda, details will follow:
||11:00||Workshop 1 – EIT Raw Materials: Ensuring responsible sourcing through the application of the UNFC Framework as holistic classification scheme|
|Workshop 2 – WWF: How to conduct water and biodiversity risk assessments using the WWF Risk Filter Suite
|11:30||13:00||Workshop 3 – MaDiTraCe: An approach to CRMS traceability and certification into a digital product passport|
|Workshop 4 – WU Vienna: Success Stories of Supply Chain Responsibility
Day 1 – Launching the OECD Handbook on Environmental Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains
Against the backdrop of minerals’ critical role in the energy and digital transitions, the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct has developed a Handbook on Environmental Due Diligence in Mineral Supply Chains to help meet the growing demand for practical support on implementing due diligence recommendations to address adverse environmental impacts in this sector. This session will present the final Handbook and provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how due diligence can help enterprises to put in place effective measures to cease, prevent, mitigate, and in some cases remediate environmental impacts in global mineral supply chains. The German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety provided key support to the project.
Day 2 of the conference will be dedicated to workshops and trainings organised by expert partner organisations on current hot topics in order to expand the technical knowledge base for the implementation of Responsible Sourcing:
So, join us in Austria from 21 to 22 September 2023 at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
We are looking forward to discussing with you!
We are aiming at organising and conducting our conference as sustainable as possible. We are considering different options for sustainable catering, waste management, a paperless event, hotels close to the venue and the possibility to reach the location via public transport. We therefore ask your support and hope you consider making your travel arrangements as environmental friendly as possible! If you have any questions and suggestions or need support in this matter, feel free to get in contact: email@example.com