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Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

China Current 2015

The Guidelines aim at ensuring Chinese companies can identify and mitigate risks of them contributing to conflict, serious human rights abuses and misconduct around the world

Issuer name

Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC)

Government ministry


More information

Key elements of the draft guidelines include: 1) Alignment with the 5-step risk-based supply chain due diligence guidance developed by the OECD. This includes companies having individual responsibility for carrying out their supply chain due diligence, conducting a third party audit of the process, and publishing their related policies and practices. 2) Applicability to all Chinese companies who are extracting or using minerals and mineral products at any point in the supply chain. 3) Applicability to all mineral resources, with an initial focus on gold, tin, tungsten and niobium-tantalum minerals. 4) Optional checks reflecting wider social and environmental concerns outlined in CCCMC’s 2014 Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments. 4) Optional certification in which a company’s third-party audit is validated by an independent oversight body. Reporting is identified as one of the Five Steps of the due diligence process and failing to report to stakeholders is considered as a risk of serious misconduct.

Reporting resources


Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

to all Chinese companies which are extracting, trading, processing, transporting, and/or otherwise using mineral resources and their related products and are engaged at any point in the supply chain of mineral resources and their related products.

Industry scope

All/none specified

Industry scope notes

all industries, including upstream and down stream that their business activity involve the usage of mineral resources and their related product.

Disclosure venue

sustainability report, CSR Report, annual report

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Materials & Resource Efficiency (circularity), Environmental Compliance & Risk, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services, Waste & Hazardous Substances, Climate & GHG emissions, Supplier Environmental Assessment

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights, Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Ethics & Integrity, Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Guidelines and standards for non-financial reporting

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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