IDH Tin Working group explores potential for more sustainable tin mining with Indonesian stakeholders
IDH has convened members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and Friends of the Earth (FoE) to form the IDH Indonesian Tin Working Group. The group was joined later by the international tin industry association (ITRI).The Working Group explores if and how members can help address the environmental challenges of tin mining in Bangka and Belitung (Indonesia) recognizing the while at the same time boosting development and reducing poverty in the region.
Participating members of the IDH Indonesian Tin Working Group from the EICC include Apple, BlackBerry, LG Electronics, Philips, Samsung and Sony. These companies aim to support their supply chain partners to continue sourcing tin from Indonesia in a way that aligns with sustainable growth and practices. To better understand the situation and the potential ways for downstream companies to take constructive action on this issue, the IDH Indonesian Tin Working Group commissioned a situational analysis and sustainability assessment of the tin sector in Bangka Belitung, Indonesia. The analysis and assessment has aided the Group's understanding of the local situation as a starting point for exploring ways to support sustainable growth through responsible sourcing.
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