Motion on Transparency for Supply Chains of Conflict Minerals in Products Sold in Canada which may be Fueling Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
That the House urge the government to:
(a) explore requiring Canadian industries that manufacture products that use tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold, and companies selling products that contain one or more of these minerals in Canada’s markets, to ensure transparency in their supply chains for these minerals to determine whether or not their products contain conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by undertaking the following processes,
(i) trace back through their supply chains and submit an annual report to the appropriate governmental body to determine the source of these minerals, and if the source is found to be in the DRC or an adjoining country, provide additional reporting that determines the mine of origin for such minerals and a description of the measures taken to exercise due diligence on the source and supply chain of such minerals to ensure that the purchase of such minerals did not benefit armed groups in the DRC or an adjoining country,
(ii) obtain an independent private sector audit of this reporting to provide independent verification;
(b) explore charging an independent monitoring body with a mandate to certify products that have been determined to be “DRC conflict-free” and encourage that all products containing tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold that have been found to be “DRC conflict-free” include a label indicating such, in order for consumers to know at the point of purchase which products are certifiably not fueling armed conflict in the DRC.