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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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