Congo's Conflict Minerals

After Blood Diamond came out, more people became aware of the conflict in the diamond manufacturing process. Thankfully, there has been strides made in the diamond industry, but there is new information about the conflict related to minerals in the Congo, minerals that are in all of our cell phones and mp3 players. Because of a lack of accountability and transperncy in the supply chain of many electronic companies, it is unknown to what degree our electronics buying habits contribute to the crisis in eastern Congo. Check out this great article to find out more information about Congo's Conflict Minerals, as well as a simple letter to send to the 21 largest electronic companies, asking for accountability so that they trace their supply chains.

1 comments:

Joel | April 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM

I really like the direction you are heading with your interest in these humanitarian efforts. Keep it up.