Producers of electronics, jewellery and the automotive industry are under growing pressure to address the issue of conflict minerals in their supply chain, also known as 3TG minerals. Regulations, such as the Dodd-Frank act, and scrutiny from stakeholders and consumers are also increasing, raising the need for industry to act both ethically and transparently.
What are conflict minerals?
“In politically unstable areas like the Democratic Republic of Congo, armed groups often use forced labour to mine minerals which they then sell to fund their activities, for example to buy weapons. These so-called ‘conflict minerals’ such as tin, tungsten and gold can be used in everyday products such as mobile phones and cars or in jewellery.” [source]
Technology is part of the solution
ChainPoint believes that software and technology is part of the solution to give companies insight in so they can reduce conflict minerals in their supply chain. With our flexible and scalable software we provide the perfect solution for this problem.
ChainPoint has years of experience in connecting supply chains all over the world in all kinds of commodities. This, together with our vast knowlegde on conflict minerals, makes ChainPoint the software provider you need.
Traceability in the tin supply chain
The iTSCi Programme uses ChainPoint software to track and trace tin from mines, processors and exporters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.