Apple says use of ‘conflict mines’ less metal




Apple says it uses less metal from mines whose owners use the proceeds to buy. Weapons and ammunition The metal tantalum which is incorporated into Apple products would now be “conflict free” in its entirety.

Apple wants to get conflict free metals in all its products, including by publishing subcontractors who do not submit to an audit by independent third parties to check if they spend the proceeds of their mines to the purchase of arms and ammunition. list

The manufacturer says it participates in initiatives to reduce its impact. Extraction of the metal to include islands in Indonesia At present, the extraction of tin on several Indonesian islands major impact on both workers and the nature there.

Although Apple so do efforts to work, suppliers conflict free manufacturer dares despite the market power that it has not to suppliers who use the proceeds to buy designate, presumably because there are few alternatives. Door weapons and ammunition

The origin of raw materials in smartphones in recent years much attention. Increased attention in recent years strongly among others the Dutch initiatef FairPhone that strives to get round. production of phones ‘fairer’

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