The Conflict Minerals issue has been around for a few years now, but only recently has it become something that more people are taking notice of. The ambitious Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law in 2010 and brought considerable attention to this sensitive subject. For those who may want an overview of the issue, Venkel Ltd. has developed an infographic that illustrates the Conflict Minerals issue.
This infographic briefly defines what a conflict mineral is and follows up with a map that shows worldwide production of each mineral. We have also included a graphical representation of the estimated amount of funds that are going to the armed conflict within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Below this is a list of the major players involved in the trade of these minerals. We closed out the infographic with several human rights groups that have more information on the subject. We hope that you find this an informative resource. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions related to this infographic.
Please see our Conflict Minerals compliance page for information on Conflict Minerals and our products.