the so-called conflict minerals are tantalum tungsten tin and gold mined and extracted from ore often in war-torn areas such as eastern democratic republic of congo where the mineral trade has
there is no silver bullet solution to congo’s conflict minerals. but if the congolese and regional governments the international community and the private sector can align their efforts on the common goal of a revitalized legitimate mineral trade in eastern congo it would have a major impact in resolving the conflict.
a new wave of hope however may be rising as the positive impacts of a provision in the united states’ 2010’s dodd–frank act requiring businesses to publicly disclose any use of conflict minerals originating in the drc or an adjoining country come to light. if you own an electronic device you own minerals that were mined in the drc.
what are conflict minerals in essence this is the issue made famous in the movie "blood diamond."in the democratic republic of the congo and surrounding region the profits from mining mineral resources have contributed to one of the world's worst conflicts -- with millions killed and heinous human rights violations.
congo needs a long-term solution dr congo january 3 2013 resources from diamonds gold coltan and other minerals should fund investment in conflict-affected communities improving access to water education services and agriculture support. these efforts will alleviate poverty and suffering and by reducing fighting over limited resources
conflict resources are natural resources extracted in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate the fighting. there is both statistical and anecdotal evidence that belligerent accessibility to precious commodities can prolong conflicts (a "resource curse").the most prominent contemporary example has been the eastern provinces of the democratic republic of the congo (drc) where various armies
the democratic republic of the congo is one such a place a mineral-rich central african country that over the last two decades has seen more than five million conflict-related deaths multiple regime changes and the wholesale impoverishment of its people.
the conflict minerals regulation is a global standard for ethical sourcing. the conflict minerals reporting template (cmrt) is a free standardized reporting template developed by the responsible minerals initiative (rmi) and is considered the industry standard reporting template for conflict minerals compliance.
understanding of the issue and finding possible collaborative solutions. these initiatives include the aiag corporate responsibility steering committee which leads the automotive industry engagement in the cobalt/mica/conflict minerals activities and relationships and the responsible minerals initiative (formerly the cfsi).
warlords soldiers and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone laptop and electronic device. it's also tied to