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UK company Afrimex broke international guidelines, says British government

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 28 August 2008

UK company Afrimex breached the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by purchasing minerals from a war-torn region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the British government has found. In a final statement published today, the British government upheld the majority of the allegations contained in the 2007 complaint by Global Witness...The UK National Contact Point (NCP)...affirmed that Afrimex initiated demand for minerals from a conflict zone and used suppliers who had made payments to [rebel group] RCD-Goma. It concluded that Afrimex had failed to contribute to sustainable development in the region and to respect human rights. The NCP also stated that Afrimex applied insufficient due diligence to the supply chain, sourcing minerals from mines that used child and forced labour. [also refers to SOCOMI]

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Related companies: Afrimex