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Jun

12

June 12, 2014

Conflict Minerals: Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Conflict Minerals’ Child Labor Problem

Companies sourcing tin, tantalum, and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of the Congo need to be concerned with more than just conflict minerals: Child labor in mines is one of the worst forms of child labor in the world.

#Conflict Minerals #Human Rights #Information and Communications Technology

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May

6

May 6, 2014

Conflict Minerals: Sustainable Sourcing of Minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sustainable Sourcing of Minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

How can companies working on conflict minerals look beyond the conflict to build sustainable local communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and help create a stable supply chain for tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold?

#Conflict Minerals #Supply Chain

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Aug

12

August 12, 2013

Conflict Minerals: Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

Conflict Minerals Reporting: It’s OK to Say You Aren’t Conflict-Free (For Now)

As companies prepare their first conflict minerals filings for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, many may consider pulling out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fearful of not being able to say they are conflict-free. This isn't the best approach for sustainable development and stability in the region.

#Conflict Minerals #Energy and Extractives #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Sep

17

September 17, 2012

Recap: #BSRchat on Conflict Minerals and the Final SEC Rule

BSR held its first Twitter #BSRchat with our conflict minerals experts Marshall Chase and Sasha Radovich on Friday, September 7. Check out the highlights from the chat.

#Conflict Minerals #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Aug

27

August 27, 2012

SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals: Now What?

The release of the SEC’s final rules on conflict minerals reporting last Wednesday marks a milestone for companies, NGOs, investors and others who have been working on this issue for years—in many cases (including BSR’s) well before the conflict minerals reporting provision of Dodd-Frank was written into law in mid-2010.

#Conflict Minerals #Ethics and Governance #Reporting and Communications #Sustainability Management

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Jun

28

June 28, 2012

Has Progress Been Made on Due Diligence for Conflict Minerals?

I was recently in Paris at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), helping to facilitate the third meeting that they, with the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), hosted on the due diligence efforts that companies are implementing on conflict minerals.

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Feb

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Dec

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December 15, 2011

Expanding the Response to Conflict Minerals

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