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Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals


BSR helps companies respond effectively to growing concerns about “conflict minerals,” including tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold that may support armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Whether you are new to this issue or taking a leadership role in addressing it, we have a range of services to support understanding and action.

BSR's work with companies, NGOs, and investors on conflict minerals ranges from facilitating the first multistakeholder regulatory recommendations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to supporting leading companies on supply chain strategy, reporting, and stakeholder engagement.

We work with individual companies, industry bodies, and leading multilateral institutions to develop comprehensive approaches and strategic solutions.

Our Services Will Help You

  • Understand and address risks resulting from supply constraints, conflict minerals regulations, and public pressure.
  • Take steps toward a conflict-mineral-free supply chain, while continuing to support local economies.
  • Integrate conflict minerals efforts with overall supply chain and sustainability strategies to support resilient and responsible sourcing.

What We Offer

  • Assessment of company activities against stakeholder expectations and peer performance
  • Supply chain strategy and policy development to establish priority focus areas for due diligence implementation
  • Supplier engagement plans, tools, and trainings as well as due diligence execution to support conflict-free mineral sourcing
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy and facilitation to better understand relevant issues and support company activities and reporting
  • “Beyond-compliance” conflict minerals reporting services that help companies communicate the full range of their activities to relevant audiences