l-r: Sakhila Mirza, Neil Harby, Alan Martin at the OECD Forum

Last week, the LBMA team attended the 2024 OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in Paris, meeting with key civil society organisations and building on an earlier luncheon roundtable LBMA hosted in London during the Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing Summit in March. The meeting allowed for a constructive exchange on a range of topics, including ways to support the ASM sector and how LBMA can best broaden and strengthen its commitment to due diligence and transparency.

With a view to the continuous improvement of our responsible sourcing standards and practices, LBMA encouraged attendees to propose suggestions for consideration during the drafting of version 10 of the Responsible Gold Guidance, slated to begin in 2025.

"These outreach trips form a vital part of LBMA's mission to engage with other organisations in a meaningful way," said Sakhila Mirza (Deputy Chief Executive & General Counsel, LBMA). "It was helpful being able to talk in person and shape the conversation around sustainability and we look forward to engaging this way in the future."