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3 December 2018

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. Read the latest briefing here.  In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked over 120 global companies across the three sec...

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12 June 2017

Briefing: Modern slavery reporting: Weak and notable practice

Author: CORE, Anti-Slavery International, Unicef UK, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This particular briefing draws on CORE’s and BHRRC’s analysis of 83 slavery and human trafficking statements in February 2016, BHRRC’s October 2016 review of FTSE 100 company reports; and Ergon Associates’ research on company statements up to May 20...

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17 October 2013

Global Slavery Index catalogues forced labour around the world

Author: Elisabeth Braw, Guardian Sustainable Business (UK)

According to the Global Slavery Index,...29 million children and adults around the world work in servitude. India leads with about 14 million forced labourers,...China has...2.9 million and Pakistan just above 2 million. Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia,...

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18 April 2013

The Playstation War: Conflict Minerals and Video Game Manufacturing [USA]

Author: Barbara Jones (Greenberg Traurig) for Gamasutra

Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold...are minerals...found in an array of electronics including video game consoles and components...[G]aming consoles and conflict minerals are so closely linked that some refer to the decades-long conflict in Congo as...

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15 October 2012

China: Interns as young as 14 found at Foxconn’s Yantai plant - company says it is investigating & students have been sent back to school

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15 October 2012

Foxconn Employs Interns between 14 to 16 [China]

Author: China Labor Watch

According to China Labor Watch's investigation and a Chinese media report, Foxconn Yantai employed child labor during this last summer...These underage interns were mainly sent to Foxconn by schools, but Foxconn did not check the IDs of these young...

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12 September 2012

Nintendo takes steps to reduce use of conflict minerals in Wii U

Author: Brian Crecente, The Verge [USA]

Nintendo says that the companies that make the 3DS, Wii and Wii U for them have promised that those consoles will not be made with conflict minerals..."All production partners have agreed to comply with our guidelines...we have obtained individual...

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21 August 2012

Hang Up the Phone on Congo’s Warlords

Author: [editorial] Bloomberg News

On Wednesday the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to vote on an obscure section of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law requiring manufacturers to disclose whether they buy certain metals -- tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold -- that have...

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16 August 2012

Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets: Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012

Author: Sasha Lezhnev & Alexandra Hellmuth, Enough Project

Leading electronics companies are making progress in eliminating conflict minerals from their supply chains, but still cannot label their products as being conflict free...Intel, Motorola..., HP, and Apple...have developed conflict minerals programs.....

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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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