Multistakeholder Initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility: The OECD Guidance and Conflict Minerals
Johns, Matthew (2010) Multistakeholder Initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility: The OECD Guidance and Conflict Minerals. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
In recent years, war has raged in the Democratic Republic of Congo between various military bodies, bringing death and devastation to millions of innocent civilians. The conflict has been fuelled by the country‟s abundant mineral wealth, with factions exploiting state weakness and taking control of a large proportion of the mining sector. One of the largest purchasers of the Congo‟s minerals is the global electronics industry. NGOs and civil society have subsequently accused electronics companies of indirectly funding armed groups.
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