Electronics OEMs Advance Responsible Sourcing Initiative
The globalization of the electronics industry has presented botopportunities and challenges for the supply chain. As electronics companies source more raw materials from around the globe, practices associated with the mining of minerals have come under scrutiny. While initiatives such as the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. have improved conditions in certain regions, such efforts are not yet all-encompassing. A group of leading electronics and automotive companies has recently launched an effort to expand responsible sourcing practices across a wide range of materials and geographies.