Mr. Pierre Gratton
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Mining Association of Canada
The Business at OECD Raw Materials Expert Group provides support to OECD on policies affecting investment, trade and use of raw materials from the metals and mining perspective. The Expert Group advises on issues and policies related to and affecting the supply of industrial raw materials (including secondary raw materials), including on environmental aspects, responsible business conduct or overcapacity. Members further identify ways to improve the understanding of the interaction between raw materials production and other aspects of the economy.
Business Engagement At OECD
OECD research demonstrates to governments how policies in the raw materials sector can have adverse effects on economic growth and development, such through the OECD publication on The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials. OECD further monitors capacity developments in the steel market, and also impacts the extractive sector through its recommendations on responsible business conduct and sustainable mineral supply chains.
The Raw Materials Expert Group contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies: