16 Aug '12, 4pm

Nintendo is 'worst' company on conflict minerals

Nintendo is 'worst' company on conflict minerals

Conflict minerals in DRC. Courtesy of the Enough Project Gaming giant Nintendo is the worst company for ensuring that materials used in its electronics are not linked to bloodshed in war-torn regions like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to an assessment released today by the Enough Project, an initiative that aims to boost transparency around minerals sourcing. Nintendo received a score of zero on the group's ranking system, meaning it is doing nothing to ensure that its electronics are not linked to resource conflict. "Nintendo is, I believe, the only company that has basically refused to acknowledge the issue or demonstrate they are making any sort of effort on it," Sasha Lezhnev, co-author of the report and senior policy analyst at the Enough Project, told CNN . "And this is despite a good two years of trying to get in contact with them." Canon, Ni...

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