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Source: Global Witness, 2010
Author(s): Global Witness
Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Topics: Extractive Resources
This paper argues that the due diligence that companies using minerals or metals originating from eastern DRC needs to undertake consists of:
The report outlines each of these elements and makes suggestions on how companies can put them into practice.
By putting these measures in place, companies can help to create a mining sector in eastern DRC that brings real benefit to the people who live there. A due diligence-based approach to sourcing minerals and metals is not about imposing blanket bans on trade; it is about ensuring that business does not perpetuate armed violence, serious human rights abuses and other crimes.