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(AP) Enough Project praises Intel, Motorola Solutions, HP and Apple as "pioneers of progress" in efforts to eliminate from their supply chain minerals spurring conflict in Congo, while Nintendo gets no points for making "no known effort."


A new report ranking companies on conflict minerals says leading tech companies have proven it is possible to invest in cleanly sourced minerals from Congo that benefit local communities instead of armed groups.


Companies have been responding to U.S. legislation demanding clean supply chains and to increasing consumer activism.


The Washington-based group also gives high points to Philips, ACER, Dell and Microsoft. Among poor performers it ranks HTC, Sharp, Nikon and Canon. They could not immediately be reached for comment.


Associated Press
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