Tech Firm Intel Takes Action to Eliminate Slave Labor

14/08/2015 09:28

Electronic chip maker Intel is keeping a closer eye on the minerals used to produce its products in an effort to stamp out slave labor. Brian Krzanich, CEO of chip giant Intel, spoke to CNN about the company's efforts to combat the use of conflict minerals in the semiconductors that power our electronic gadgets by means of an extensive tagging and audit system. The company will only source from mines determined to be conflict free, and is working to verify sources. Of particular concern is the situation in the DRC, where people were being "worked to death" like slaves and minerals can be found on the earth surface, eliminating the need for traditional mines and enabling the use of "child labor or any kind of labor."