12 Jul '11, 3pm

Motorola Seeks a Conflict-Free Electronics Supply Chain in the DRC: The company is starting with a supply chain

In response to a U.S. law intended to keep companies from buying minerals from mines run by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, some companies have looked to other countries for supplies . Motorola Solutions , the company's arm focused on businesses and governments, plans to stick around, and has created what it hopes will serve as a model for transparent, conflict-free supply chains. "The law created a de facto ban on minerals in the Congo. The problem you have is there are many non-conflict mines that are being affected," Michael Loch, Motorola's director of supply chain corporate responsibility, said about the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act . "The de facto ban has actually created a bad situation where millions of people are being negatively impacted because there are no buyers to take the materials." The part of the law that...

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