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Ranking corporate action on conflict minerals sourcing in Dem. Rep of Congo, new report by Enough Project
Author: Servimedia, EcoDiario (España)
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Demand the supply: ranking consumer electronics and jewelry retail companies on their efforts to develop conflict-free minerals supply chains from Congo
Author: Annie Callaway, The Enough Project
The Enough Project’s 2017 conflict minerals company rankings examine 20 of the largest companies...in two of the industries which consume the most tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold [often referred to as conflicts minerals or 3TG]: consumer electronics...
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Author: Kate Hodal and Peter Bengtsen, The Guardian (UK)
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Author: Mark Dummett, Time (US)
...[S]ome electric cars are not, currently, as ethically “clean” as manufacturers would have us believe. [A key component of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries on which electric cars run is cobalt.] Amnesty International’s research has shown that...
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Electric carmakers need to take more responsibility for mining of raw materials, says researcher at Amnesty Intl.
Author: Karl West, The Guardian
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Author: The New York Times
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