Panel “Responsible Minerals Sourcing in the Manufacturing Industry – Best Practices and Future Challenges“

Partner Session at OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

There has been a fundamental shift in consumer attitudes and demands towards responsibly sourced products. As a result, responsible sourcing has become an integral part of the corporate sustainability agenda. More and more companies are going beyond mere regulatory compliance by establishing proactive business practices to manage the shift from legislation-driven conflict minerals compliance to purpose-driven responsible sourcing.

This panel - which is a side session at the OECD’s 2021 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains - provides first-hand insights into responsible sourcing best practices of manufacturers and their challenges that lie ahead. The panelists are representatives of and experts on industries with complex products and multi-tiered value chains with several thousand suppliers who have been dedicated to responsible sourcing practices for several years.


  • Kerri Abbott, Purchasing Conflict Mineral Business Analyst – Ford Motor Company

  • Ron Cirihal, Director, Procurement Operations, Global Procurement – American Axle & Manufacturing

  • Scott Wilson, Product Compliance Strategist | Product Design - Parts – IHS Markit

  • Tina DeAragon, Program Manager, Global Responsible Sourcing – ITW

Panel details
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: USA: 10-11 AM EDT // Europe: 4-5 PM CEST
Language: English

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Learn more about the 2021 OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains here.