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ITRI announces development of a Code of Conduct for the tin industry

Post By: Andrew Cooper on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

ITRI has announced the start of a new project to develop a progressive Code of Conduct for the global tin industry.

The Code of Conduct will culminate in a set of standards appropriate to the tin industry covering a range of topics including legal compliance, environmental management, health and safety, community engagement, and human rights as well as conflict related issues. 

ITRI and its members believe that the Code of Conduct will be an important step to ensure that companies...

Apple to drop four smelters from supply chain for refusing conflict minerals audit

Post By: Andrew Cooper on Friday, 20 February 2015

Apple has revealed in its annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report that it has informed four smelters–who provide metals used in the production of the company’s devices–that they will be dropped from the supply chain after refusing to submit to “conflict mineral” audits … 

The audits are designed to ensure that the extraction of the minerals used does not finance armed groups associated with human rights violations:

“Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are called conflict minerals because, in the Democratic Republic...

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