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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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1 May 2011

Video & article clarify what "conflict minerals" are & what companies are required to do under US legislation

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1 May 2011

[PDF] Conflict Minerals and the DRC: An Overview

Author: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

This report offers an introduction to the key issues related to conflict minerals from the DRC. It gives an initial overview of the key minerals involved, their supply chains and contribution to the conflict. It then examines three areas for action,...

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26 July 2010

Global Witness takes UK government to court for failing to list UK companies trading Congo conflict minerals for UN sanctions

Author: Global Witness

The British government is acting unlawfully in refusing to put forward eligible UK companies and individuals trading in Congolese ‘conflict minerals' for targeted UN sanctions, said campaign group Global Witness today in an application to the High...

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26 May 2010

New report assesses efforts to prevent minerals trade from funding armed groups in Eastern Dem. Rep of Congo, and outlines recommendations

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26 May 2010

[PDF] Promoting legal mineral trade in Africa's Great Lakes Region: A policy guide on professionalisation, formalisation and increased transparency

Author: Resource Consulting Services, sponsored by UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA), and the Crisis States Research Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The report's recommendations are principally focussed on what the international community can do to support and progress the implementation of transparency processes in EDRC's [Eastern Dem. Rep of Congo] minerals trade. The recommendations also...

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11 May 2010
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Author: Faustin Kuediasala, Le Potentiel [Rép. dém. du Congo]

Le projet pilote sur la protection des minerais dans l'Est de la RDC a été, rapporte Radio Okapi sur son site Internet, lancé officiellement le vendredi 7 mai à Goma...Selon les responsables de l'« Initiative d'ITRI pour la chaîne d'approvisionnement...

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1 February 2010

Born free and equal [subscription required]

Author: Nathan Skinner, StrategicRisk

…In order to avoid unwanted attention, businesses need to be aware of their moral and legal responsibilities…In the pursuit of resources or cheaper production costs, transnational corporations have set up operations in countries with repressive...

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1 January 2010

Global Witness report accuses international community of ignoring role of natural resources in fuelling conflicts

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