Sustainable Mineral Supply Chains: What’s in it for Producer Countries?
This interactive roundtable discussion explored the benefits of sustainable supply chains from a mineral-producer country perspective. Participants exchanged views on the value proposition of good governance standards in mineral-producing countries, including how supply chain transparency supports a just energy transition. Growing demand for the minerals required to build infrastructure for a net-zero economy could bring opportunities to attract investment, increase local procurement, improve employment, and address the development needs of local communities. However, material risks could arise from a global mining boom including increased environmental impacts, corrupt deals, unfair labour practices, price shocks and disruptions in global supply chains. The roundtable discussion considered how transparency, data disclosure and multi-stakeholder dialogue can help resource-rich countries to mitigate these risks and deliver potential opportunities for citizens.
The session explored the following questions in a roundtable discussion format. Invited guests gave up to 5-minute responses to the questions followed by 5 minutes of open discussion on the topic in between each invited guest. The format allowed interaction among all roundtable participants.
Dr. Mark Robinson, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, (EITI)
Nsama Chikwanka, Publish What You Pay, (PWYP) Zambia
Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, Albemarle Chile
Matthieu Salomon, Natural Resource Governance Institute, (NRGI)
Cecile Billaux, International Partnerships, European Commission (tbc)
- Dr. Mark Robinson, EITI