We are lucky to live well, have a happy life, others don't, children are always the most vulnerable and easily exploited by people who are the most despicable of mankind. They do not care at all how they make money; if possible always on the back of others.
Conflict minerals are mined by prisoners of war and child slaves.
Nintendo doesn't seem to think this matters.
Electronics like laptops, cell phones, and game consoles contain minerals that are often mined by people in the Congo forced to perform this labor under threat of violence or death. This is why they are often called 'conflict minerals.'
Companies like HP, Apple and Microsoft have taken steps to make their products conflict-free, but not Nintendo.
The very first step for Nintendo to rid its products of conflict minerals is to audit its supply chain and make the information public.
The violence and slavery associated with the production of minerals in the Congo is devastating. There is absolutely no excuse for a company with so much money and power to turn a blind eye to this human rights tragedy.
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