Conflict Minerals: How can I ensure my IT equipment is ethical?

Conflict Minerals: How can I ensure my IT equipment is ethical?

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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:00am

How can I ensure my IT equipment is ethical?

The Guardian. Assuming that you are permitted a lunch hour – unlike those on the assembly line for our electronic equipment routinely working an 84-hour week and sleeping in packed dormitories – try buying lunch for your IT person.


Mexican parties say deal reached on anti-corruption bill

Reuters. Leaders in Mexico's lower house of Congress said on Tuesday they have reached agreement on an anti-corruption bill, delivering a boost to President Enrique Pena Nieto, who is trying to free himself from a damaging conflict of interest row.


How crowdfunding Is transforming supply chain transparency

INC. Exposing the process of how products are made creates a direct connection between manufacturer and consumer.


Stopping complicity in funding conflicts

EurActiv. Church leaders call on the EU to put an end to conflict minerals in consumer products, because people need assurances as to the morality of our tradng systems, write Bishop Ambongo and Archibishop Léonard. 


Adidas group exceeds sustainable cotton target

Triple Pundit. The Adidas Group made a big announcement this week: In 2014, the company sourced more than 30 percent of its cotton as Better Cotton, exceeding its original 25 percent target. That is the most sustainable cotton used in the company’s history.



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