Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains
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The CCCMC Guidelines for Social Responsibility Outbound Mining Investment, which were launched on 24 October 2014, call for Chinese mining companies undertaking outbound mining investment, cooperation and trade to strictly “observe the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights during the entire life-cycle of the mining project” and to strengthen “the responsbility throughout the extractive industries value chain”. The CCCMC Social Responsibility Guidelines further contain requirements to “conduct risk-based supply chain due diligence in order to prevent engagement with materials that may have funded or fuelled conflict” (Clause 2.4.6. of the Guidelines). The Objective of the Chinese Due Diligence Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains is to operationalize and provide detail to Clause 2.4.6 of the CCCMC Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Outbound Mining Investments by providing guidance to companies undertaking outbound mining investment, cooperation and trade to identify, prevent and mitigate their risks of contributing to conflict, serious human rights abuses and risks of serious misconduct.