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Extractive industry

See also:

- Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

- Kimberley Process













  • India's Dirty War [refers to the Naxal-Maoist insurgency]
    Megha Bahree, Forbes (USA), 23 Apr 2010

  • Ending the Resource Curse
    Kandeh K. Yumkella, director general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. - Op-Ed in New York Times, 22 May 2009

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22 July 2019

Zimbabwe: Stakeholders urge govt. to adopt the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to promote transparency & curb corruption

Author: Farai Matiashe, News Day (Zimbabwe)

Mining stakeholders have urged government to adopt the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to help promote transparency and curb corruption in the mining industry. The call comes amid lack of information on dividends paid to local...

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10 December 2018

Logistics sector looks to ICMM's policy on respecting human rights as an example

Author: Patrick Burnson, Logistics Management

"...The performance expectations will apply to all ICMM’s company members who manage almost 650 assets in over 50 countries, covering nearly half of the world’s iron ore and copper production, and over a quarter of all mined commodities by value....

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10 December 2018

UN expert group endorses mining organization's decision requiring its members to respect human rights

Author: United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures

"A UN expert group has welcomed the move by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) to make it a mandatory requirement for its members to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts in mining operations worldwide....

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28 March 2018

Papua New Guinea: Apparent lack of benefits from LNG project allegedly lead to violence within project communities; inc co. statements from ExxonMobil and Oil Search

A media report in the Conversation (linked below) has linked the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project operations of ExxonMobil and Oil Search to negative human rights impacts....

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13 February 2014

Apple weeds out conflict metals from iPhone and iPad

Author: Shona Ghosh, PC Pro

Apple...said a large chunk of its metal suppliers use conflict-free minerals, amid ethical concerns about how iPhones and other devices are produced...The use of conflict minerals raises concerns about the treatment of those sourcing the minerals, and...

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13 February 2014

Conflict Minerals Compliance: First Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report

Author: JustMeans

This benchmarking study will present actual data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on: Conflict mineral programs in 2013 [;] Progress to completion of data collection over time [;] Incidences of 3TG in the supply chain [;] Supplier profiles...

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5 February 2014

European Union seeks to stem use of conflict minerals

Author: Francesco Guarascio, Reuters

The EU's trade chief will present a voluntary scheme...aimed at stemming the import of minerals from conflict zones and prevent mining them from financing war and strife, EU officials said...Karel De Gucht's proposal to the European Commission...will...

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31 January 2014

Conflict-Free Smelters for All Four Conflict Minerals

Author: Raise Hope for Congo

This week, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative,...an initiative on conflict minerals of...the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition..., announced that...there are now audited conflict-free smelters or refiners for the four identified conflict...

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22 January 2014

Industry Associations Launch Conflict Minerals Compliance Center (USA)

Author: Environmental Leader

Major industry associations including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have teamed up to address conflict minerals compliance questions. AAFA, NEMA, the Fashion Jewelry...

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18 January 2014

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Urges More Companies To Become Members

Author: 3BL Media

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative...is petitioning more companies to join the effort to become conflict-free by becoming CFSI members. The group is made up of 120 companies from 7 industries and their goal is to help members make informed choices...

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