Apple Verifies No “Conflict Minerals” are In Their Supply Chain

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A number of metals, including rare earth metals, necessary for the production of electronic devices such as computers, laptops, and cell phones have entered the supply chain from the troubled region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to government sources, to fund violence in the region they mined and sold these metals. Lawmakers are working toward requiring U.S. manufacturers to prove that the metals in their supply chains are free from these so-called conflict minerals.

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