Nov 24, 2012Given that the well meaning types have now solved the problem of conflict minerals through the Dodd Frank act and the requirements for companies to report their use there's obviously a new frontier needed for the well meaning to conquer.
The Vice Guide to Congo begins in the capital city of Kinshasa, where VICE founder Suroosh Alvi starts to wrap his head around the chaos and complexity of conflict minerals and the rebels who love them.
Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.
The proposed EU conflict minerals regulation has almost reached the last step before becoming an official EU regulation. On March 16, 2017, the European Parliament voted to approve the regulation, and the Council of the EU is expected to formally approve it in the weeks to come.