Paris Time Webinar

Sustainable and Responsible Critical Mineral Supply Chains

Background information

This webinar will present the key findings of Sustainable and Responsible Critical Mineral Supply Chains: Guidance for Policy Makers and the Critical Minerals Policy Tracker 2023. The event will begin with welcome remarks from the Critical Minerals Working Party’s ESG Task Force, followed by a detailed presentation by the IEA Office of Legal Counsel. The report offers five recommendations for policy makers for creating sustainable and responsible supply chains and delves into key areas such as water management, emissions, biodiversity, human rights, communities, and corruption. It is complemented by the latest update to the Policy Tracker, which includes over 200 new laws, regulations, and policies with a special focus on environmental, social and governance issues.

Following the presentation, the webinar will feature comments from a panel of external partners drawn from industry, government, international organisations, and civil society. Speakers will provide diverse perspectives on different aspects of the report and offer input on potential directions for future work by the IEA on this topic. The webinar will conclude with a question-and-answer session from the floor.


Welcome by Luc Leboeuf, Director of International Affairs and Trade Division, Land and Minerals Sector, Natural Resources Canada

K.C. Michaels, Alex Hegarty, Joyce Raboca, IEA
Louis Maréchal, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct

Panel (Moderator: K.C. Michaels, Legal Counsel, IEA)

Marina Ruete, Senior Law Advisor, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development

Matthieu Salomon, Lead, Anticorruption, Natural Resources Governance Institute

Mouna Tatou Breton, Deputy Head of Office, Mineral Resources Policy Office, Department of Planning, Housing and Nature, France

Anne-Marie Fleury, Responsible Sourcing Director, Glencore

Closing by Pascal Laffont, Chief Legal Counsel, IEA