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1 August 2012

[PDF] [Company responses to Enough Project report]

Author: Enough Project

[Includes Acer, AMD, Apple, Canon, Dell, HP, HTC, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Nikon, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, RIM, Samsung, Sandisk, Sharp, Sony & Toshiba responses]

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Article
1 August 2012

[PDF] Taking Conflict Out of Consumer Gadgets - Company Rankings on Conflict Minerals 2012

Author: Sasha Lezhnev & Alexandra Hellmuth, Enough Project

The majority of electronics companies surveyed have made progress in...:Tracing...to find the sources of their minerals...Auditing...by third-party auditors through the...Conflict-Free Smelter...program... Certification...to help Congo develop a clean...

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Company response
11 July 2012

Response by Panasonic: Global Witness, Enough Project & others call on electronics & automotive firms to make public statements against US Chamber of Commerce position on conflict minerals.

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  • This is a response from the following companies: Panasonic
Article
1 July 2012

Responses re lobbying over Dodd Frank 1502 on conflict minerals

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2012…Global Witness [published]… “Are electronics companies trying to have it both ways on conflict minerals legislation?”…allege[ing] that…the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) “have been seeking to...

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Article
1 November 2011

[PDF] Out of focus: Labour rights in Vietnam's digital camera factories

Author: Swedwatch & SOMO

Multinational electronics companies have been keen to invest in production facilities in Vietnam in recent years. However, in the past decade their biggest incentive - cheap labour - and laws restricting dialogue between workforce and employers have...

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Article
1 October 2011

[PDF] OECD work on conflict-free mineral supply chains & the U.S. Dodd Frank Act

Author: OECD Investment Division

This leaflet responds to questions being received on how the OECD Due Diligence Guidance assists companies to comply with Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd Frank Act...Using the OECD Guidance to generate the information required under Section 1052 of the...

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Article
14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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18 January 2011
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Author: propos recueilli par Véronique Smée, Novethic

Pékin a créé un dispositif demandant aux agences locales de l'environnement de publier la liste noire des entreprises qui ne respectent pas les seuils de pollution autorisés...Explications avec Joëlle Brohier, co-fondatrice du site RSE et PED,...

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Article
26 July 2010

Cleaning up the IT industry’s supply chain in China: Ma Jun, water expert and environmental advocate

Author: Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (China), and the Asia Water Project

In April...35 Chinese NGOs...initiated a dialogue with 27 of the world’s leading electronics companies. The NGOs were concerned that these companies’ supply chains were contributing to the dumping of heavy metals in China’s water bodies...In June, the...

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Article
1 April 2009

Take Action: Urge Electronics Companies to Sign the Conflict Minerals Pledge

Author: Raise Hope for Congo - A Campaign of Enough Project

The conflict in eastern Congo...is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. Armed groups generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum,...

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