Frequently asked questions

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a multinational organization with 37 member countries. Committed to democracy and a market economy, the organization operates in the policy areas of economics, society, innovation, finance, governance, sustainability and development. The vast majority of member countries are considered developed nations with a rather high income per capita.

The OECD Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas provides companies with detailed recommendations for action to avoid financing conflicts through mineral and metal imports.

1. Establish strong management systems
2. Identify, assess, and prioritise risks
3. Manage risks
4. Third-party certification
5. Communicate and report on due diligence measures

• Disaggregation and Visualization of the supply chain(s)
• Evaluate existing due diligence procedures.
• Identification of weaknesses (from companies) in the established systems
• Optimization and implementation of integrated risk management systems
• Support in risk identification
• Minimization of risks
• Possibility of risk diversification
• Unification of interfaces within the company
• Long-term streamlining of processes, harmonization
• Ability to meet customer requirements
• Support to achieve compliance with existing laws
• Fulfillment of customer requirements
• Development of individual CSR activities
• Improve CSR communication strategy
• Support in CSR reporting

• Hire employees or engage other external service providers
• Identify and eliminate weaknesses independently
• Coordinate CSR activities
• Break down the supply chain
• Independently set up a risk management system
• Document creation on your own

• Living up to corporate responsibility
• Human rights and environmental protection
• Increasingly also a competitive factor
• Admission to award contracts, listing processes
• Planning reliability and minimizing risks
• Market position, innovation and strengthening of a pioneering role