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Sep 17, 2014 2:05 PM CET
The U.S. department of Commerce published a list with more than 400 sites, but they also stated that they cannot determine which of the refiners and smelters that actually finance violence in the war-torn Eastern Congo region. This put lights on the complexity of finding conflict minerals in companies supply chains.Tele2 is a proud member of the leading industry initiative on conflict minerals, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The initiative guides companies by publishing lists over validated conflict-free smelters and refiners of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG). They also have a list of known smelters end refiners that are using the “high-risk 3TG” minerals.We welcome the U.S. department of Commerce report and look forward to see further collaboration with existing industry efforts, for example via GeSI, on conflict minerals due diligence.