AIAG Takes Conflict Minerals Reporting By the Horns

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AIAG Takes Conflict Minerals Reporting By the Horns

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A conflict-free mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:45pm

Our work demands responsibility. A coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and service providers, AIAG values an open, active forum for identifying emerging threats to the sustainable growth of the automotive industry. 

Among those threats is the use of conflict minerals - so called, as the mining of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold in the metal-rich Democratic Republic of Congo has helped fund violent militia groups. Accordingly, in 2012, the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose their sources. While the ruling does not explicitly prohibit the use of these minerals, the resultant market changes have since stymied warlords' access to soldiers and weapons.

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | AIAG | Conflict Minerals | Democratic Republic of Congo | Dodd-Frank Act | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Responsible Production & Consumption | source reporting

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