Investors Against Fueling Of Congo War By Conflict Minerals

- January 11th, 2010

A group of big investors spoke against the war and released a statement calling on companies to be more proactive in ensuring the minerals in their electronics components are not fueling the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A group of big investors spoke against the war and released a statement calling on companies to be more proactive in ensuring the minerals in their electronics components are not fueling the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The press release is quoted as saying:

The 59 signatories are asking companies to take the following actions:

* Make public statements and explain what the companies are doing to address the issue;

* Develop procedures to ensure conflict minerals do not enter their supply chains;

* Work with suppliers to make sure their policies are being adhered to;

* Work with stakeholders to support diplomatic, political and economic strategies to end the conflict.

Click here to access the entire press release

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