Webinar on-demand: Conflicts and violence when smartphones are manufactured

Two and a half billion people use smartphones daily. Did you know that smartphones are connected to conflicts and violence because of minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold? These minerals are often called conflict minerals since they are mined in conflict-affected areas where human rights abuses are common.

What can you do to decrease risk and support the development of more sustainable smartphones on the market, and in your hand?

Take part in our webinar where these questions will be answered. You’ll also get to know more about conflict minerals and high-risk areas, how minerals are extracted and in what ways the profit from mineral sales contribute to conflicts. We also look into how legislation and different global initiatives may help solve the problems.

  • What are conflict minerals and what are the high-risk areas?
  • Which initiatives can help drive the development of more sustainable smartphones?
  • Which laws are in place to protect human rights?
  • How can you take responsibility and help lower the risks?

Speakers

Joakim Wohlfeil, Policy Advisor, conflict and justice, Diakonia
Stephen Fuller, Social and Environmental Responsibility Manager, TCO Development
2018-06-19T09:46:47+00:00 May 24, 2018|Categories: News, Webinar on-demand|Tags: , , , |