Shandong Linglong publishes ‘conflict free statement’

16th December 2013 | 0 Comments
 

In a message published on the company’s website, Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd has addressed the use of raw materials sourced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Shandong LingLong Tyre Co., Ltd. takes very serious the allegations that metals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may be making their way into our supply chain; and profits from this illegal mining may be fueling human rights atrocities in the Eastern Region of the DRC,” wrote the Chinese tyre maker. “Shandong LingLong Tyre Co., Ltd. expects our suppliers only source materials from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers. Shandong LingLong Tyre Co., Ltd. has systems and procedures in place to help ensure that our suppliers comply with these expectations.”

While the European Union recently announced plans to limit the entry of so-called “blood minerals” into our region, Chinese companies are increasingly present in the DRC, a country said to be the poorest in the world.

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