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KEMET implements conflict free tantalum sourcing plan

Post By: Samantha Hoo on Thursday, 19 January 2012

KEMET Corporation, a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, announces the tantalum industry's most comprehensive plan for sourcing conflict free tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). KEMET Corporation is committed to sourcing its tantalum only from Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) certified suppliers.

Over the past year the company has taken multiple actions and developed a more comprehensive plan whereby tantalum ore is sourced directly from the conflict free Katanga Province of the DRC...

UN report recognises positive impacts of due diligence in tin and tantalum supply chain

Post By: Peter Kettle on Monday, 09 January 2012

ITRI welcomes the recent report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which recognises that ITRI and T.I.C. "continue to exhibit a high level of awareness of the UN guidelines, and have made a significant positive contribution to their members' due diligence implementation, not least through the implementation of the Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi)". It is also pleasing to note that the awareness of due diligence requirements of members of the programme is...

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