In this information sheet for responsible investors, we will outline the priorities from an NGO perspective on the issue of conflict minerals. In particular, we will focus on the need for the European Commission to develop legislation to curb the mineral trade that contributes to armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and elsewhere. Responsible investors can play a decisive role in encouraging law-makers to take concrete measures by making their opinions known.read more less
Over 50 NGOs signed a letter to the World Bank sharing their concern over a new Climate-Smart Mining Facility, in which the World Bank partners closely with mining companies. The NGOs fear that the agenda…
SOMO will today contribute to the hearing on international corporate social responsibility covenants in the Dutch House of Representatives. SOMO’s main emphasis is that a covenant policy by itself isn’t sufficient – more is required….