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1 January 2013

[PDF] What's Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

[Refers to Advanced Micro Devices (ADM), AIM Metals & Alloys, Alpha, American Mitsuba, AngloGold Ashanti, Apple, Asahi Pretec, AT&T, AVX, Banro, Best Buy, Boeing, BorgWarner, Cartier (part of Richemont), Chrysler, Cisco, Dell, Deloitte, Delphi...

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21 November 2012

Company responses re lawsuit against SEC over final rule accompanying section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 August 2012 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule accompanying Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act...The rule requires companies using gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum to make efforts to determine if those...

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Company response
19 November 2012

Response by Honda: Global Witness calls on electronics companies to issue public statements outlining their position on lawsuit filed by business associations against rules on "conflict minerals."

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18 September 2012

Auto Industry Gets Socially Responsible on Conflict Minerals

Author: Justmeans

A new system has been created to help auto and other companies identify and avoid products sourced from conflict zones. The initiative is led by Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and iPoint, and involves two dozen AIAG affiliates. The effort has...

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17 August 2012

Coal and Corruption: The Battle for Gerze [Turkey]

Author: Chris Walker & Morgan Hartley, Ecologist

The residents of Gerze [Turkey]...accomplished… to prevent…the Anadolu Group from conducting survey drilling for its proposed coal-fired power plant...[T]he events…represent...one battle in a war which has dragged on...for years…[T]he Platform for a...

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2 March 2012

China's marginalised workers are waking up to their rights

Author: Lijia Zhang, Guardian [UK]

[I]t is high time to improve the lot of workers, a marginalised group in China…Although they fuel China's economic miracle, they do not benefit from it. Despite their numbers, workers in China do not form a united force…There isn't an organisation...

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7 February 2012

Civil rights and labor leaders develop strategy to repeal anti-immigrant law [USA]

Author: Blake Deppe, People's World

Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation. In a press conference...key civil and workers rights activists announced a new strategy...

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16 January 2012

China's Foxconn workers: from suicide threats to a trade union?

Author: Lijia Zhang, Guardian [UK]

[I]n Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province…up to 200 workers from the Microsoft Xbox production line of Foxconn (part of Hon Hai)…a major supplier of Apple…staged a strike...[and] threatened to kill themselves…In 2010…18 of their colleagues…did...

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16 January 2012

Fair Labor Association begins Apple supplier audits at Foxconn in China

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16 January 2012

USA: Comptroller & pension funds call on Dell, Intel & Motorola to follow example set by other companies & adopt supply chain policies recognising workers’ rights

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