Nintendo: Slavery is Not a Game


Most electronics devices contain minerals that originate in the mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, often called “conflict minerals.”

And as you read this, men, women and children are being threatened with force – often at gunpoint –to work in Congolese mines where conflict minerals for our electronics devices come from.

While many big electronics companies have already taken steps to get rid of conflict minerals in their supply chain, Nintendo has yet to join the electronics industry audit program for conflict-free smelters nor has it required its suppliers to use only conflict-free smelters – the bare minimum requirement for taking action on conflict minerals.

Call on Nintendo to take the first step toward ensuring their products are free of conflict minerals mined with slavery by auditing their supply chain according to industry standards and making this information public.


To Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo Co., Ltd and Nintendo North America

The violence and slavery associated with the production of minerals in the Congo is devastating. While other leading brands are making efforts to make their products free of slave-mined 'conflict minerals', we are disappointed by your score of Zero in the Enough Project's recent industry ranking. Please take the first step towards making your products free of conflict minerals by auditing your supply chain.


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