Testing their metal: The new tech sector focus on conflict minerals

January 20, 2016 by  
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By the end of 2016, Intel’s complete product line will be validated as “conflict free.” Here’s what others can learn from its initiatives.

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Why food and water insecurity have become a major business concern

January 20, 2016 by  
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Political upheaval, the food and water security repercussions of climate change and business prospects are all related in business leaders’ outlook for the future, according to PwC and WEF surveys.

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Intel to source 100% of its products from conflict-free suppliers

January 18, 2016 by  
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Intel just announced plans to source its entire supply chain from conflict-free sources from the year 2016 onward. The move is designed to support the miners of metal materials, instead of violent warlords in regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through continuous evaluation of where and how crucial metals for products are sourced – such as tungsten, tantalum, and tin – Intel is moving closer to being 100 percent conflict-free. Read the rest of Intel to source 100% of its products from conflict-free suppliers

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The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

June 19, 2013 by  
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Buying a mobile device these days can feel like signing a pact with the devil – and to make matters worse, it’s difficult to determine where the parts were sourced and assembled and whether they were ethically produced. Fairphone aims to take the guilt out of gadgetry by producing the world’s first openly-designed, conflict-free smartphone . The company launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to reach their minimum goal of 5,000 pre-orders and now the Fairphone is on its way towards mass production. Read the rest of The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Android , banka , bill of materials , conflict free , democratic repulbic of congo , dragontrail , Europe , fairphone , Firefox , indonesia , jellybean 4.3 , mediatek chipset , north america , rwanda , smartphone , solutions for hope project , ubuntu        

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Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System

June 19, 2013 by  
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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions and the Evatran Group are developing a wireless electric vehicle charging system that could become the first commercially available system of its kind in the US. Unlike other EV charging systems , the Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System offers hands-free, automatic EV charging. All EV drivers have to do is park their vehicles on the system’s floor-mounted Parking Pad and their vehicle begins charging. Read the rest of Bosch And Evatran Team Up to Launch Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bosch , electric vehicles , ev , ev wireless charging , Evatran Group , infrastructure , Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System , wireless charging        

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Vinylize Recycles Old Vinyl Records into Stylin’ Glasses

June 19, 2013 by  
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Budapest-based Vinylize has created a sharp set of eyewear made from recycled vinyl records . The company uses a laser cutter to craft old records into chic eyewear for ladies and gents, and even the protective cases are made from recycled vinyl. Read the rest of Vinylize Recycles Old Vinyl Records into Stylin’ Glasses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , recycled sunglasses , recycled vinyl records , sustainable design , Tipton Eyewear , VInylize        

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Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

June 19, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biodiversity art , insect house installation , insect houses , Insectopia , insects , micro city , micro design , MICRO DWELLINGS , Paris , paris design , Paris designers , Vaulot&Dyevre , wood installation        

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Bathroom tissue gets even more eco-friendly

August 29, 2012 by  
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The bathroom tissue manufacturing industry has made progress in reducing its environmental impact in recent years.

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Managing the Requirements of the SEC Conflict Minerals Rules

August 28, 2012 by  
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By a 3-2 vote, the US SEC agency’s commissioners agreed to adopt the final rules required to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Production Act. The respective Conflict Minerals Rules mandate disclosures of the origin of the derivative minerals that are the refined into gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries. Due to the ubiquitous use of the metals covered by the conflict minerals rules, it is widely assumed that the scope of parties that will be impacted by the rules will be unprecedented, as will the level of information required to declare a product or company “Conflict Free”. As a continuation of Foresite’s popular regulatory briefing webinar series, we will be hosting an event on Tuesday, September 12, 2012, from 8:00-9:00AM PDT (11:00-12:00PM EDT, 4:00-5:00PM GMT). This Webinar will focus on the obligations, challenges, and responses leading companies will face when seeking to comply with the disclosure and due diligence requirements associated with sourcing and analyzing Conflict Minerals due diligence declarations from international supply chains.

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New Report Lauds Intel, HP, Apple for Manufacturing with Conflict-Free Minerals

August 21, 2012 by  
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In a world where consumers are becoming increasingly socially conscious, “conflict minerals” are to electronics what blood diamonds are to jewelry. A new report released by Enough Project , a think tank based in Washington, D.C., gave top marks to Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. on its annual list of companies striving to deliver electronic products without using conflict minerals as raw materials in the manufacturing process. The group also singled out video game juggernaut Nintendo Co. as a company that lags significantly behind industry competitors in its efforts to avoid the use of minerals linked to conflict.   Read the rest of New Report Lauds Intel, HP, Apple for Manufacturing with Conflict-Free Minerals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , Apple Computers , conflict free , conflict minerals , consumer electronics , Democratic Republic of Congo , hewlett packard , intel , nintendo , Securities Exchange Commission , sustainable design

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