Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Conflict minerals

The Enough Project report looks at the supply chain for leading technology manufacturers and the sources of various materials, including Ta, Sn and W, from the view of human rights abuses. The aim being to eradicate so called 'conflict materials' from their supply chains. Praise is given in the report to both Intel and HP for their efforts whilst at the bottom of the pile is Nintendo, which "has made no known effort to trace or audit its supply chain."

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