Conflict Minerals Forum - 12-13 May 2010 in Washington

Numerous NGOs, industry, and government efforts are attempting to address the challenges of mineral sourcing in the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict zones. An in-person meeting, held by BSR in partnership with the Responsible Sourcing Network, will engage a broad range of stakeholders to share information about the issue.

Conflict Minerals Forum - 12-13 May 2010 in Washington

Numerous NGOs, industry, and government efforts are attempting to address the challenges of mineral sourcing in the Democratic Republic of Congo conflict zones. An in-person meeting, held by BSR in partnership with the Responsible Sourcing Network, will engage a broad range of stakeholders to share information about the issue.

BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.

The Responsible Sourcing Network is a new project of As You Sow aiming to foster global value chains that are accountable to the people and natural habitats they touch, down to the raw commodity level.
RSN provides a constructive space and collaborative structure for companies, investors, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders, to share best practices and take coordinated action. RSN supports network participants in leveraging their influence to achieve significant and measurable reductions in environmental degradation and human rights abuses, while seeking to spur responsible economic development for the least advantaged people. The Responsible Sourcing Network website is in the process of being created. Get in touch via [email protected]

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