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ABOUT “CONFLICT” MINERALS: Used In Many Industries — What Are Companies Disclosing…Or Not? What Are The Requirements Now For Reporting?

October 25, 2017

And What Negative Media Headlines May Possibly Appear With Central African Terrorist Activities Now In Focus…
This is prepared as a backgrounder and heads-up brief for you about possible events that could draw public attention and in turn affect corporate reputation, share valuation, and perhaps even freedom-to-operate for a company. The headlines coming out of Central Africa today are about civil unrest and armed conflict, the recent death of U.S. military personnel, the rise of regional terrorism, and the involvement of Al-Qaeda and/or ISIS in all of this.

This is in some part about “Conflict Minerals” – and the possible involvement of U.S., European and other nation’s companies in these issues — that’s the future risk of media headlines.

You may know the names of certain valuable Earth minerals, or their derivative uses: They are, as identified by the U.S. Government, investors, companies, NGOs and others:

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