On the first of January 2021 the EU Regulation on Responsible Minerals entered into force. It is hence high time for businesses in Europe to prepare for the mandatory due diligence requirements of the Regulation.
On 21st of January IPIS delivered a half-day training session to members of Agoria, the federation for the Belgian technology sector. This Agoria Academy on Supply Chain Due Diligence covered the EU Regulation, including its scope and relevance for the participants. The training gave a detailed and practical explanation of the 5-step framework of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, including case studies from companies.
For more information see the IPIS news post on the relevance of the EU Regulation on Responsible Minerals for producing countries and the IPIS Briefing December 2020 on the potential risks to a successful implementation of the EU Regulation.