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ITRI response to the final UN Group of Experts Report on DRC

Post By: Samantha Hoo on Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Group of Experts on the DRC released their final report S/2015/19 to the Security Council on 12th January 2015 making a number of comments on the ITSCI Programme and mineral traceability in central Africa. ITRI has evaluated the section of the report relating to 3T minerals in detail and provides a full response in a document found here. The report of the Group unfortunately focused on traceability issues with limited discussion on wider impacts of implementation of due diligence, and did not...

Inaccuracies of Newsweek article discussing iTSCi

Post By: Samantha Hoo on Monday, 09 February 2015

Newsweek published an article "Where Apple gets the tantalum for your iPhone" on the 4th February 2015 which made various assertions and criticisms of both the Conflict Free Smelter Programme (CFSP), and the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI) Programme. The author did not contact ITRI for comment on this article and our response is detailed here. In summary, Newsweek a) irresponsibly implies the entire country of DRC and the region are impacted by conflict, sensationalising and exaggerating the extent of insecurity, b)...

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