Interconnected supply chains: a comprehensive look at due diligence challenges and opportunities sourcing cobalt and copper from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Who’s behind it? – OECD (2019)


How can it help? – The focus of this report is on the upstream supply chain of copper and cobalt (2C) products produced in the DRC and:

  • reviews the structure of the supply chain from production through trading to crude
    processing and refining, the last phase prior to export;
  • analyses the prevalence of risks covered in Annex II of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for
    Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (“the OECD
    Guidance”); and
  • provides recommendations for due diligence considerations.


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