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EU Directive on conflict minerals

EU Current 2017

The Regulation, as agreed by the EU Institutions, is set to ensure sustainable sourcing for more than 95% of all EU imports of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, which will be covered by due diligence provisions as of 1 January 2021. Companies effected will have to carry out a number of measures, these include the development of reporting tools and standards to further boost due diligence in the supply chain, as well as setting up a transparency database. Those downstream operators who import refined, metal-stage products into the EU will be covered by the mandatory obligations.

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Directive has been approved, will be going into force in 2021. (10/7)

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

Union importer of mineral and metals of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, which business exceed a certain annaul volum threshold by definition. and Listed global responsible smelters and refiners.

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Environmental Compliance & Risk, Supplier Environmental Assessment

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights, Product & Services Responsibility

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Ethics & Integrity

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Procurement and Supply Chain Management







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Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope

International/regional (EU)

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