Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals
Conflict minerals fuel, fund and sustain armed violence in Africa. Materials used in cell phones have a direct influence on Africa's armed conflicts.
|Materials used to make cell phones have a direct influence on human rights abuse in Africa|
Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals?
Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold are some of the four minerals that are most often linked to armed-conflicts and related human rights abuses in Africa.
|Funding war in Africa|
What is Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act as it relates to conflict minerals?
Conflict Minerals Report Conflict Mineral as defined in the Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502(e)(4) means: (A) columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives; or (B) any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.
Responsible Sourcing of 3TG Third Party Audits typically involve an examination of purchasing transactions on a sample, basis to assess the reasonableness and effectiveness of conflict mineral sourcing practices at the particular smelter or refiner. Apple principally supports the work of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative or CFSI.
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