08/13

Solutions for Hope Evaluation Report Released

This report is a summary of a review conducted in 2012-13 of the Solutions for Hope-AVX closed pipe supply chain. RCS Global visited the Solutions for Hope sites as third party auditors to assess conformance against the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD DDG).

In July 2011, AVX and Motorola Solutions Inc. launched “Solutions for Hope” (SfH), a project to source conflict-free tantalum from mines operated by the Coopérative des Artisanaux Miniers du Congo (CDMC, artisanal miners’ cooperative of Congo) and Mining Mineral Resources (MMR), a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – based company.  The project has since been joined and supported by Bosch, F&X, FairPhone, Flextronics, Foxconn, Global Advanced Metals (GAM), HP, Intel, Motorola Mobility, Nokia and Research In Motion (RIM).