Tech companies must do more to avoid using minerals tainted by rights abuses

Posted in: Miscellaneous at 07/04/2017 22:11

Tech firms trying to avoid using “conflict minerals” will need to work harder to keep them out of smartphones and tablets.

Companies are overlooking the risk that mining in countries other than the Democratic Republic of the Congo is linked to abuses and armed groups seeking to fund violence, claims a new report.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/07/tech-companies-conflict-minerals-rights-abuses-verisk-maplecroft

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