Benjamin Katz

Ben Katz leads the work on responsible mineral supply chains at the OECD’s Centre for Responsible Business Conduct. Established to promote the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, the programme aims to advance the field primarily through policy advice, research and convening, and helping build out a global infrastructure for due diligence aligned with the Guidance. He has over 10 years of experience working on natural resource management in fragile settings. Prior to the OECD, Ben implemented responsible sourcing projects related to due diligence, traceability, and formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining mainly in Central and Southern Africa.