Conflict Minerals: a supply chain challenge

27 Jan 2022 - WEBINAR

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It’s been a year since the Conflict minerals EU legislation came into force requiring companies to ensure the responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, as well as provide greater transparency within the mineral supply chain. But do companies know how to comply?

Conflict Minerals, also known as ‘3TG’ are found in common electronics such as phones, computers, GPS devices, calculators, microwave ovens, televisions, batteries, watches and wires. Organisations involved in mining minerals through to sourcing products with these minerals will be affected by this new legislation, including buyers in the UK.

Join our webinar with European law firm Fieldfisher LLP to learn more about conflict minerals in supply chains including, what conflict minerals are, what the new EU legislation entails and how to mitigate supply chain risk through responsible sourcing practices.

About the speakers

Jonathan Brooks, Partner, Head of Mining and Metals, Fieldfisher

Jonathan heads Fieldfisher’s mining and metals team acting for companies and investors with projects in Africa, Australia, Central Asia, and Europe. He advises companies at every stage of the minerals and metals supply chain from explorers, developers and producers through to metals traders.

Jonathan acts for companies and advisers on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM and Main markets, advising on flotations, secondary issues, and takeovers. In addition to his public company work, he also acts for entrepreneurs, growth companies, owner-managed and family businesses from start-up through to exit.

Laurent Ruessmann, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade, Fieldfisher Brussels

Laurent specialises in international trade issues including anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguard procedures and litigation, customs matters under EU and Member State legislation, as well as under WTO and other international agreements.

He has substantial experience in product safety and life sciences regulatory matters, EU environmental law, data privacy and intellectual property rights.

Laurent advises clients in many industries, including manufacturers of computer and other electronic equipment, renewable energy products, durable goods, consumer products, agriculture and food products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, automobiles, aviation, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, textiles and non-wovens, publishing, oil and gas, banking, insurance and the financial services industry.

Adam Whitfield, Quality Assurance & Audit Programme Manager, Achilles

Adam has over 10 years of management system and site audit experience having visited companies across the world on behalf of our customers in a variety of sectors. Over the past three years Adam has supported the development and implementation of our Responsible Sourcing and Labour Practice Audit programmes. As well as auditing experience Adam is responsible for the implementation of global management system processes against international standards for Achilles.


  • Welcome and introductions
  • What are conflict minerals – the facts
    • Jonathan Brooks, Partner, Head of Mining and Metals, Fieldfisher
  • Conflict minerals – the impact of new EU legislation and themes from our recent whitepaper
    • Laurent Ruessmann, Partner, Competition, Regulatory and Trade, Fieldfisher Brussels
  • Responsible sourcing and risk management in supply chains
    • Adam Whitfield, Quality Assurance & Audit Programme Manager, Achilles
  • Live Q&A


This webinar is free of charge for procurement and supply chain professionals.

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