Civil Society Toolkit on Supply Chain Risks

In collaboration with the Great Lakes Region Civil Society Coalition against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (COSOC-GL), IMPACT has developed a toolkit for civil society to monitor and report on risks in the supply chain.

These reports are made publicly available and support the private sector in their public reporting.

As part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, private sector actors are required to identify risks in their supply chain and publicly report on them.

Our project to develop a civil society toolkit together with COSOC-GL connects local actors with field level expertise and knowledge to private sector actors who are in need of reliable, up-to-date information from the Great Lakes region.

The toolkit has been developed based on the needs of the private sector and includes a simple and easy to read checklist.

COSOC-GL members are being trained on how to use the toolkit and it is being piloted across the Great Lakes region. The reports will be made publicly available on the COSOC-GL website.


The development and piloting of the Toolkit is funded by Global Affairs Canada and began in 2016. The project is part of our wider support to COSOC-GL providing capacity building and opportunities for skills sharing to local civil society actors.