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

Author: Raise Hope for Congo - A Campaign of Enough Project, Published on: 1 April 2009

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, tungsten, and gold... Given the lack of a transparent minerals supply chain, American consumers continue to indirectly finance armed groups that regularly commit atrocities and mass rape. [refers to Acer, Apple, Canon, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Research in Motion, Samsung, SanDisk, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba]

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Related companies: Acer Apple Canon Dell Ericsson HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Intel Lenovo LG Electronics (part of LG Corp.) Microsoft Nintendo Nokia Panasonic Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) Royal Philips Electronics Samsung SanDisk Sharp Sony Sony Ericsson (joint venture Sony & Ericsson) Toshiba