The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative developed a list of firms that are willing and capable to assist with the implementation of OECD Due Diligence Guidance compliant sourcing schemes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Some of these firms may also be engaged by companies to validate a company’s scheme against the OECD Due Diligence Guidance.
Note that per the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, any firm a company chooses to validate the company's due diligence scheme against the OECD Guidance cannot be the same firm that helped develop the scheme.
The listed service providers are familiar with the issue of conflict minerals, due diligence, reporting and compliance, and/or have familiarity with in-region transportation/trade paths and issues, and familiarity with the goals of the existing in-region schemes (iTSCi scheme, Better Sourcing Program).
The CFSI is providing this as a service to interested stakeholders and does not endorse or make any claims about the products or services of these providers or their website links. If your company is interested in being included on this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.