Conflict Minerals

In the early 1990s, violent clashes broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), fueled by rebel groups, corrupt government officials, and foreign armies seeking control of the region's mineral resources. The situation escalated into a full-blown war, which has claimed over five million lives to date, making it the deadliest conflict since World War II. Rebel groups and military forces have used the proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals to fund their operations, buy weapons, and perpetuate violence in the region. The exploitation of the minerals has also led to human rights abuses, including forced labor, child labor, and sexual violence. But how can procurement departments effectively manage conflict materials?

Content (15 - 20 min including reading).

    1. Content presented in course - download.

    2. The history of conflict minerals

    3. Conflict Minerals - procurement must take action.

    4. US and EU regulations

    5. OECD Due Diligence Guidance

    6. Failing to comply

    7. Recommended reading

    1. Questions to help you verify that you meet the Learning Objectives.

    1. Summary of the Course.

    2. Reflection after the course

About this course

  • €20,00
  • 11 lessons
  • Advanced level
  • Tactical Buyer role


Senior instructor. Fredrik Axelsson

Fredrik was born in Gothenburg on the Westcoast of Sweden where he earned his Master in Economics (1996) at Gothenburg University. Later Fredrik completed his Executive MBA (2003) at Stockholm Business school. Fredrik has experience from several companies: LM Ericsson, Solectron Sweden AB, Axelson Purchasing Resources AB, Saab AB and Alstom/GE before setting up Sourcing Partner in Summer 2017. During his career he has developed a broad experience within sourcing and procurement, holding roles from Operative Buyer to Sourcing Director via roles as Commodity manager and Business Development. Both in line organization and projects as consultant, owner and employee - in small and large business - in banking as well as manufacturing industry.

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