Apr 5, 2017 the sec conflict minerals reports filed this spring by 1200+ us-listed companies are probably the last of their kind toward cutting the link between minerals trading and armed conflict, human trafficking, forced/child labor and widespread sexual violence, all of which are destructive to communities. Mar 7, 2018 in particular, the standards set out expectations for conflict minerals due diligence and related sourcing matters these documents are publicly available on apple's website in this way, apple implements its requirement that smelters and refiners in its supply chain comply with apple's strict standards,. Jan 9, 2014 even on the quiet days, the threat of violence surrounds children growing up in the democratic republic of congo many are hungry they have been displaced from their homes by brutal violence disease is common, and rape is a weapon, though aid workers do all they can to offer assistance life in this. The measure is aimed at cutting off the brutal militia groups that have often taken over the mining and sale of so-called conflict minerals to finance their military aims just about every company affected by the law says they support it, but many business groups have also been pushing aggressively to put. Just last week, 1,258 companies filed their second conflict minerals reports with the us regulator, the securities and exchange commission (sec) to miners like kitungano, this matters “the day when i find minerals in my hand i'm happy because it means that my children are going to eat,” he said. First, if the legislation succeeded in achieving its goal of reducing civilians' exposure to violent conflict, then children's health would presumably improve second, if pollution flows from mining impairs children's health in nearby villages, then the legislation could have lowered mortality rates through its reduction of mining. Whether their products contain certain “conflict minerals” originating from the democratic republic of congo (drc) supply chain issues generally, as well as the conflict minerals issue more specifically, we believe the commission kid's meal toy) ancillary to a reporting company's core products or services what about. Apr 7, 2017 notwithstanding these recent developments, there remains a legislative mandate for the conflict minerals rule or some version thereof unless congress repeals section 1502 of dodd-frank4 will the sec revise the existing conflict minerals rule to address the constitutional issues identified in national.
The term “conflict minerals” is defined as columbite-tantalite, also known as coltan (from which tantalum is derived) cassiterite (tin) gold wolframite (tungsten ) or their derivatives or 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. Is your phone conflict free amnesty international conflict cobalt report news child labor artisan mining in kailo congo in 2014, apple expressed its interest to phase out conflict minerals in the coming years by setting responsible sourcing standards for its materials and minerals used to produce its. Minerals rule companies face continuing challenges in determining whether their conflict minerals benefit armed groups report to foreign affairs, the committee on ways and means, and the committee on financial and children, which were perpetrated by armed groups and some. Remote analysis data: we may be able to dynamically connect to your tesla vehicle to diagnose and resolve issues with it, and this process may result in access investigate if tesla has a reasonable basis to believe that a tesla supplier is engaging in human trafficking, slave or child labor, or use of conflict minerals and.
Oct 5, 2013 national geographic photographer marcus bleasdale finds beauty in trauma his work in the congo is featured in the magazine's 125th anniversary issue “the price of precious” documents child labor in camps that extract not blood diamonds, but tin, tungsten and tantalum--minerals used in electronic. Apple mapped its cobalt supply chain and promised to clean it up but it wasn't until sky news aired footage of children working in the congolese mines this year that the company pledged to cut off the source of course, apple isn't alone in obtaining minerals from troubled mines and conflict zones and it is. Other nuclear materials, as well as the conflict mineral markets considered here ( us treasury, 2016) for succeeded in achieving its goal of lowering civilian exposure to violent conflict, then child 25 due to multicollinearity issues, we are not able to use both mother and village level effects in the same.
Enough project names 21 companies that use minerals at the heart of the congo conflict. Congo connection (2009): the mineral coltan has fuelled a technological revolution in the west, but in the drc it has become a talisman of brutal violence f.
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, when senators chris dodd and barney frank drew up the landmark regulatory bill that bears their names one of its lesser-known provisions required us companies to list the inclusion of any “ conflict minerals,” mined in or near the violence-plagued democratic. Dec 7, 2012 you handle conflict minerals every time you use your mobile phone – but business has the power to change the situation, says filmmaker frank piasecki poulsen.
Compel corporations to remove conflict minerals from their supply chains by showing the industry the difference between legal and illegal mining— particularly that “illegal mining is built on brutality, extortion, and slave labor including the use of children”6 these regulations rely solely on reporting and have had little to no. Who are viewed as the main, but not the only, armed groups involved in the drc's minerals trade in all, they derive an estimated 15 percent to 75 percent of their revenues from minerals trade where they use forced labor and child labor in the mines, as well as sexual violence against local populations and workers in and. Then profits of the ore or gems or whatever they illegally mined, go to financing civil unrest by funding local militia and providing arms armed militia man standing in front of a group of african adults and children conflict minerals like cobalt and coltan are named that because proceeds of their sales go. In may, a globalpost report stated, “forty percent of the two million people working in the drc's artisanal mines are children, according to world bank if those minerals are not found to be from the drc, or are from a government controlled mine in the drc, they can label their products drc conflict.