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iTSCi incidents referenced in Apple’s 2016 CMR

Post By: Steven Peterson on Tuesday, 09 May 2017

apple 200Apple's Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) for the period of 2016 reviewed and referenced iTSCi incidents in Central Africa highlighting a continuous improvement in due diligence in the supply chain.

The CMR notes 15 incidents in which individuals identified as members or potential members of 'armed groups' were alleged to be involved. Of these, the majority of incidents (13) were relating to 3T minerals due to the far greater transparency of risks monitored by iTSCi than for other minerals with no industry...

Downstream funding the ‘middle path’ on due diligence costs

Post By: Steven Peterson on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

ElectronicsA recent paper by one the original champions of mineral supply chain due diligence, Gregory Mthembu-Salter, has questioned recent published criticism of upstream due diligence systems such as iTSCi, highlighting a failure to recognise that some negative trade offs, such as increased cost and exclusion of some actors from the supply chain, are inevitable if international buyers and consumers of 3T minerals are not to contribute to funding conflict in high-risk production zones. Likewise, the negative trade-off of conflict...

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