Ramdoo, I. 2015. Making global supply chains sustainable: The case of the gold sector. (Briefing Note 83). Maastricht: ECDPM.
Access to raw materials is critical to industries and to society in general. Gold, in particular, is essential for industrial use.
To avoid social and environmental threats in producing countries, gold supply chains must be made more responsible.
The role of business is fundamental to foster responsible business conduct and to reduce the footprint of their operations.
Effective responsible supply chains depend on public policies that support private sector initiatives. There must be a balance between regulations and incentives.
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