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[PDF] Conflict Minerals and the DRC: An Overview

Author: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), Published on: 1 May 2011

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, highlighting the need for holistic approaches that align and encourage communication among efforts in all areas as well as noting potential opportunities for corporate and stakeholder engagement in existing efforts. These action areas are: Supply chain responsibility; Government engagement;Economic development and capacity-building...Public commitments not to purchase conflict minerals or include conflict minerals in any final products, supported by substantive supply chain efforts...Internal procurement review and engagement with suppliers to identify and address potential conflict mineral use and sources in company supply chains...Work with community-based efforts to ensure local benefit from mining revenues...[refers to AMC, Traxys, Banro Gold, Dell, HP, Intel, Motorola, Philips]

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Related companies: AMC Group Banro Dell HP (Hewlett-Packard) Intel Motorola Royal Philips Electronics Traxys