Conflict Minerals and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Expanding Supply Chain Efforts

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Conflict Minerals and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Expanding Supply Chain Efforts

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In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE committed to “design a due-diligence process to reduce the risk of minerals from conflict mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining territories entering GE’s supply chain.” This feature provides an in-depth view of the conflict minerals dilemma, and GE’s efforts to address this challenge in its supply chains by saying “Yes” to Conflict-Free DRC Sourcing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 2:00pm


“Recognition of this link between the minerals trade and the financing of armed groups in the DRC has moved companies like GE to identify their use of potential conflict minerals and find ways to sever the link between these minerals and the armed groups,” GE states in the feature excerpted in the report and posted on its Web site.

On its new interactive Citizenship Web site, GE invites your comments. Click here to continuing reading the feature story and to voice your thoughts.


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