Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: How Does Tin Fit In Your Life?

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
Dec 26, 2013 9:30 AM ET
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Today in "Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics," we will examine tin, one of the most utilized conflict minerals, useing this info graphic.

Most commonly seen in the electronic industry, tin is often used to coat other metals to prevent their corrosion and to create alloys.

Recently, the tin-mining companies that are certified as conflict-free are reported to be receiving double the price for their ore compared to those who are uncertified. Mines in participation of the “bag and tag” certification are earning $4/kg for tin compared to $2/kg for non certified. But only about 10% of the of the mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently in the traceability system and being accepted as conflict-free.

If you wish to know where the tin in your product are coming from, request a free conflict minerals compliance demonstration from Source Intelligence.