HP’s Conflict-Free Supply Chain Initiative is an Industry First

Author: Melanie Colburn, TriplePundit.com, Published on: 24 April 2013

HP…announced plans to achieve a conflict-free supply chain by encouraging suppliers to earn certification as a Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS)…HP also became the first IT company to publicly release its supply chain smelter list and seek independent review for its smelter identification process…HP has [also] worked on an international level to find conflict-free mines within the DRC. It launched the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)…which established the CFS program…The CFS is part of a larger effort by HP… In February, HP announced plans to reduce student and underage labor in China. In 2008, HP reports that it was the first company to begin publishing a list of its first-tier suppliers.

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