Nokia responds

I wrote to Nokia in December to ask about their conflict mineral policies and followed up in February. Here is their response to my second letter:

Ref: your letter to Vice President Kirsi Sormunen

Dear Mr. Moore,

Thank you for your letter and mail.

As mentioned before we are actively working on industry initiatives to improve traceability of minerals. The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) have conducted extensive research into the key challenges surrounding the supply of metals, the ability to trace and track the sources of metal used in electronic products and the industry’s ability to influence conditions. A comprehensive certification programs for mineral and metal traceability is needed, and significant steps towards that goal have now been taken. Public information about development and recent steps can be found from GeSI webpages:

http://www.gesi.org/

http://www.gesi.org/Media/GeSINewsFullStory/tabid/85/smid/503/ArticleID/68/reftab/37/t/GeSI%20and%20EICC%20Complete%20First%20Tantalum%20Assessment%20Focused%20on%20Responsible%20Sourcing%20of%20Minerals/Default.aspx

Regarding your other inquiries: we do not disclose names of specific suppliers, and we welcome legislation that sets requirements for all industries and companies using metals, and are working to ensure our practices will fulfill the upcoming reporting requirements of Dodd-Frank Act and OECD. Our position, approach and actions we take are publically available and regularly updated at our web site, at the moment we don’t have more to share on this.

http://www.nokia.com/corporate-responsibility/supply-chain/overview

Yours sincerely,

Mika Kiiskinen

Nokia
Senior Manager, Social & Ethical Issues Management
CR&R Corporate Relations & Responsibility

Mobile: +358 40 7301768

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