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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Cross-sector exchange for conflict-free resources

In August 2017 we took part in a workshop titled "Conflict Minerals – Transparency in the Supply Chain" given by missio, the international Catholic relief organization in Germany. Experts of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Südwind Institute, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and Deutsche Telekom reported on their experiences. We presented our commitment to raw material recycling with our cell phone collection program and our project for recycling the metal tantalum. The discussion also illustrated that this field is undergoing a lot of upheaval due to the new EU guidelines on transparency in the resource chain.