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Mining the Disclosures 2019 - An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals and Cobalt Reporting in Year Six

This is the most updated issue of the annual Due Diligence Analysis report that marks a key publication of the RSN. Through quantitative studies, this report shows a downward trend in the performance of due diligence reporting in the mineral industry. It reflects a common trend of decline from YoY reporting and contradicts the continuous improvement approach enshrined in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance. On one hand, leading companies especially in the technology sector has reported innovative solutions to achieve an integrated and robust response to conflict minerals risks. On the other hand, the report shows a worrying trend of reporting the same figure as the previous year which consists a blatant disregard of DD requirements.