As the new EU Conflict Minerals Regulation enters into force in January 2021, for all imports of these minerals due diligence should confirm their responsible sourcing. What does it mean and how does it work? Who in the supply chain needs to be involved? Who is responsible for checking compliance? How are the companies working toward the 2021 deadline?
Over the past few years the EU has set high standards for the transparent and responsible sourcing of minerals, particularly for tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold – minerals that have sometimes financed armed conflicts or led to human rights abuse.
In a one and a half hour panel debate, we bring together upstream and downstream actors in the value chain, as well as policy makers, to share ideas, best practices and workable solutions.
- Michal Spiechowicz Policy Officer Raw Materials and Resources Efficiency, DG GROW
- Dr. Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, Umicore & Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Sylvie Feindt Director Sustainability Policy, DIGITALEUROPE
- Nathan Williams, CEO and founder of Minespider and founding member of BetterChain
Moderated by Dr. Adriana Jalba, Director of Chemicals Practice at Cambre Associates
We look forward to welcoming you with coffee and croissants!
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