A panel discussion of the application of ESG Standards in the sourcing of minerals and the future of supply chain management.
This panel session will involve a discussion on the increasing demands from customers to control their chain of supply and ensure that certain ESG standards are met in that chain of supply. The discussion will focus primarily on the legal rights in this area which are demanded by the end customers of minerals from mining companies and are required in order for them to meet their own ESG auditing requirements and ESG standards. Legal rights under discussion will include rights of audit and termination rights on various grounds including failure to comply with ESG standards and failure to ensure ‘block chain’ or other auditing capacity standards, as well as termination rights on the basis of bad publicity as a result of operational issues (e.g. mine disasters). To provide various insights on this topic the panel has been comprised to include viewpoints from senior end users of minerals, suppliers of minerals and those who audit chain of supply processes. A Q&A will be conducted following the panel discussion.