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41st UN/CEFACT Forum: Focus on mid-stream Asian CRM supply chain actors (challenges & opportunities)

41st UN/CEFACT Forum: Focus on mid-stream Asian CRM supply chain actors (challenges & opportunities)

03 October 2023 10:30 - 12:30
UNESCAP (Hybrid) Bangkok Thailand


Join us on October 3, 2023, at 10:30 AM ICT for an interactive discussion about how ESG regulations in consuming countries are affecting mid-stream Asian CRM supply chain actors, such as manufacturers, smelters, and processors. This event will be facilitated by the UN/CEFACT Critical Raw Materials Traceability and Sustainability Project. 

Critical raw materials (CRMs) play a vital role in the transition to digital technology and cleaner energy sources. Across the globe, new regulations are requiring participants in CRM supply chains to demonstrate their sustainable practices if they want to engage in import and export markets. 

Building upon Part 1: Introduction to the Critical Raw Material Traceability & Sustainability Project, this session will enable the collaborative design of supply chain pathways and information flow. Attendees will have the chance to discuss the challenges of sharing business information publicly and explore ways to enhance trust and efficiency in global data sharing. 

10:30 – 11:00

Nancy Norris and Steve Capell: Summary of Session 1 and Workshop Approach

 This session is designed as a collaborative workshop.

11:00 – 12:00

All Participants: Sustainable Value Chain Mapping

  • Each sub-group will engage in facilitated co-design session.
  • All attendees are encouraged to share their subject matter expertise to develop a value-chain and stakeholder map for an end-to-end supply chain pathway.
  • Considerations include:
    • Key stakeholders
    • Regulatory requirements
    • Value proposition and key challenges

12:00 – 12:30

Facilitators and Group Leads: Presentation of Findings

  • Each sub-group presents their findings

Further information: Project website. Contact: Nancy Norris, Senior Director – ESG & Digital Trust, Government of British Columbia. 


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