Tech giant Apple has come a long way on conflict minerals. In 2010, they were one of the worst consumer electronics companies in their response to this serious problem, and Enough Project, Campus Progress, and A Thousand Sisters protested the opening of their store in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. But Apple has started to turn the corner on conflict minerals with some substantial steps.
In their latest sustainability report, Apple announced that it had joined the Public Private Alliance on Responsible Minerals Trade, a joint effort of governments, corporations, and civil society to support Congo to develop a clean, conflict-free minerals trade. Enough is a governance committee member of the alliance, which is currently supporting a gold miners' registration project and a minerals monitoring ... [view whole blog post ]