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