RE-SOURCING Global Stakeholder Platform will strengthen the discourse on responsible sourcing.

The RE-SOURCING project team has recently started to invite key players from business, politics, academia, and civil society to join the new responsible sourcing network. More than 100 stakeholders and experts from all over the globe have joined.

An amazing kick-start of the project. This shows that it was really timely to start working in a coordinated manner on raising awareness, building capacity and exchanging information about this important topic.

Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director at World Resources Forum

EIT RawMaterials joins as a project partner the EU-funded RE-SOURCING project that aims to strengthen the discourse on responsible sourcing. The extraction and sourcing of raw materials is accompanied by a wide range of social, economic and ecological challenges. RE-SOURCING aims to build a Global Stakeholder Platform for Responsible Sourcing to addresses these challenges through a collective, consultative, and industry and civil society driven approach. This will improve responsible sourcing practices across global value chains while maintaining a level playing field for firms and other stakeholders.

Activities will facilitate the development of a globally accepted definition of Responsible Sourcing (RS), develop ideas for incentives facilitating responsible business conduct in the EU, supporting RS initiatives, enable the exchange of stakeholders for information and promotion of RS, foster the emergence of RS in international political fora, and support the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. RE-SOURCING will deliver for EU and international business stakeholders Increased capacity of decision-makers for implementing responsible business conduct, better understanding and awareness on RS in three sectors of automotive, electric and electronic equipment, and renewable energy facilitated the implementation of lasting and stable sectoral framework conditions for RS.

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