Congolese government fails to enforce law on conflict mineralsPhoto: Responsible Sourcing Network, Flickr (Creative Commons)

English summary of the study “Am anderen Ende der Lieferkette” including an overview on ICT brands’ approaches on responsible sourcing.

Congolese government fails to enforce law on conflict mineralsPhoto: Responsible Sourcing Network, Flickr (Creative Commons)

The (German) report examines the approaches of 19 ICT brands on responsible minerals sourcing. The English Summary and an overview on ICT brands’ approaches on responsible sourcing is to be found below.Manufacturing of information and communication (ICT) products is related to exploitative working conditions and human rights violations along the entire value chain. This also applies to the sourcing of the mineral resources essential to ICT products. What do ICT brands do to prevent such adverse impacts “at the other end of the supply chain”? And what is the impact of regulations like the Dodd Frank Act and the EU Regulation on conflict minerals?

Download a summary of the report: At the Other End of the Supply Chain (English)

Or, read the full report (in German) here.