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Buying ban hits DR Congo miners

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 09 May 2011

Reuters reports from Busanga, in DR Congo’s Katanga province, that buying rules implemented by the global electronics industry since 1 April have caused considerable hardship in the region. Companies including RIM, Apple and Microsoft are signatories to the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI) standards, agreed to curb the use of uncertified minerals from the region, the profits from which are partly used to fuel conflict.

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Conflict minerals demands squeeze DR Congo miners

Post By: Organic Development on Friday, 01 April 2011

New industry demands aimed at stamping out the use of conflict minerals from areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo came into force on 1 April, but some in the industry say they could do more harm than good, Reuters reported. The industry standard was initiated by Washington-based Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Brussels-based Global eSustainability Initiative (GeSI). Leading companies in the hi-tech sector including Microsoft , Dell, Apple, HP and Intel are members of the EICC....

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