Report on the Stakeholder Consultative Round Table For the World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard

The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility convened a group of stakeholders from business, NGOs, academia and government to discuss the World Gold Council’s (WGC) development of standards for ‘conflict free’ gold production . This was the seventh and final stakeholder consultative round table held by the World Gold Council to capture feedback from key stakeholders on the Conflict-Free Gold Standard Exposure Draft. The event was chaired by Serena Lilywhite. Serena Lillywhite is the Mining Advocacy Lead at Oxfam Australia but was not representing Oxfam as the Chair. This report summarises the main themes discussed at the meeting:

  • Clarification of the Title of the Standard
  • Assurance and reporting
  • Community Engagement
  • Defining conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Grievance Process