Upcoming launch of Due Diligence Ready!

    Beheerder EPRM
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    By Beheerder EPRM in the group Redactie EPRM 268 days ago

    We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming launch of Due Diligence Ready! on 20 November 2019. The Due Diligence Ready! is a European Commission initiative developed to support responsible minerals and metals sourcing. Via the Due Diligence Ready! online portal, SMEs will be able to access information, tools and training materials to guide them through development of their due diligence capacity.

    The main EU initiative in this regard is the new ‘Conflict Minerals’ Regulation, effective on 1 January 2021. It sets out supply chain due diligence requirements for EU importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten and gold. The Due Diligence Ready! is dedicated to SMEs with minerals and metals in their supply chain – focusing on, but not limited to, tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold – to help them perform due diligence effectively and ensure responsible sourcing. Therefore, SMEs can prepare early for the impact on their businesses. This will place their business in a stronger position to meet regulatory requirements and meet market demand for responsible sourcing.

    The Due Diligence Ready! has a close link to the EPRM’s knowledge portal, which is being developed by the EPRM at the moment. The portal will present more information, examples and tools to enable businesses to improve their due diligence practices.