Commission recommendation (EU) 2018/1149 provides guidelines on how EU importers can carry out their supply chain due diligence for compliance with the EU conflict minerals regulation (EU) 2017/821.
The guidelines outline the risk-based due diligence five step framework as recommended by OECD Due Diligence Guidance. They also provide a clear definition and a list of relevant open-source information to help companies identify conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
In addition to country of origin risks, the guidelines also provide a list of “red flag” situations that should trigger enhanced due diligence e.g. where company's suppliers operate in ‘red-flag’ locations of mineral origin and transit.