Europe - Fondazione MAGIS & ALBOAN demand responsible supply chains of conflict minerals in Europe

On 1st January 2021, the EU Regulation on responsible supply of “conflict minerals” will come into force introducing mandatory human rights due diligence obligations for direct importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (the so-called 3TG minerals). Around 300 or 400 companies which are direct importers of these minerals into the EU market are expected to comply with these requirements. Last week, two of member organizations of the Justice in Mining Network in the European Jesuit Conference, Fondazione Magis (Italy) and Fundación ALBOAN (Spain) joined forces with a substantial group of civil society organizations to call for transparency on the companies subjected to the regulation. Read more…