International, national, and grassroots civil society groups are sharing their call for action at the 15th OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains as it takes place from May 2-6, 2022.
In the lead up to the 2022 Forum, three civil society consultations were held. Civil society first shared their call to action at the 2019 OECD Forum. This year, groups expressed disappointment that most concerns raised in 2019 were of equal relevance in 2022. This suggests that progress on meaningful implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance is either poor or wanting, and that corresponding positive impacts in mining and mining-affected communities are limited or intangible.
The call to action recommends that as a first step, the OECD Secretariat jointly develop with civil society a clear action plan to concretely address the concerns listed and that the implementation of the plan be monitored and reported on annually.