Getting Conflict Minerals Out of the Supply Chain (.PDF Download)

Sept. 28, 2022
When it comes to reducing or eliminating conflict minerals from the world’s supply chains, the GAO says there’s still a lot of work to be done.

As the focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) continues to increase, electronics manufacturers and distributors should be taking a closer look at their sourcing strategies and the possibility of conflict minerals infiltrating their supply chains. The metals tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold—all of which are the extracts of the minerals cassiterite, columbite-tantalite and wolframite, respectively—all fall into the conflict minerals category.

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