Conflict minerals usage ranking of electronics companies U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the ranking of selected consumer electronics companies in the United States based on the use of conflict minerals in 2017. During that year, Apple was the highest/best ranked of any consumer electronics company worldwide in terms of not having conflict minerals in their supply chain, scoring 114 out of a possible 120 points, plus eight additional points in extra credit, bringing Apple to a total score of 122.

Ranking of consumer electronics producers' use of conflict minerals in the United States as of 2017*

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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* The the highest (and best) possible ranking in this scale is 120 points, which is based on the following criteria:
1) Conducting conflict minerals sourcing due diligence and reporting.
2) Developing a conflict-free minerals trade and sourcing conflict-free minerals from Congo, particularly gold.
3)Supporting and improving livelihoods for artisanal mining communities in eastern Congo.
4) Conflict-free minerals advocacy.
Conflict minerals refer to tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold (also know as 3TG) from regions where these materials are produced in conditions of armed conflict or human rights abuses.

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