EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold for manufacturing consumer goods need to be certified by the EU to ensure that they do not fuel conflicts and human rights abuses in conflict areas, say MEPs in their position on a draft law adopted on Wednesday by 402 votes to 118, with 171 abstentions.
Two South-Korean Samsung workers got seriously ill while working on the semiconductor assembly line. After applying for medical care benefit, Samsung decided to disapprove their applications, saying that it could not recognise a proximate causal relationship between their duties and their disease.
Samsung from the Republic of Korea (RoK) began construction on a production complex across 70 hectares at a hi-tech zone in Ho Chi Minh City on May 19. The zone, which will be equipped with modern production and assembly lines, aims to manufacture household electronic products, digital televisions and printers, according to the RoK group.
The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, a consortium of more than 200 companies and associations, has published the latest update to its Conflict Minerals Reporting Template, a multi-industry tool for tracing the use of conflict minerals in a company’s supply chain, validating smelters, and meeting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s requirements for disclosing those efforts.
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