Tag: Due Diligence

  1. Are Due Diligence Programs Having a Positive Effect on Conflict Minerals?

    Are Due Diligence Programs Having a Positive Effect on Conflict Minerals?

    Conflict minerals have long been an issue in the world, especially in technology. These minerals, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold, are commonly used in many electronic components, computers, and other products that we use everyday.  

    The mines that contain these minerals are located in high-conflict areas, which can negatively impact the rest of the world as the availability and price of these minerals go up. The U.S. and other nations have implemented due diligence programs in these areas to regulate the minerals, and monitor and alleviate human rights abuses and armed conflict. However, the question remains, are these measures enough?  

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