Every part Intel ships this yr shall be battle-mineral-free

Everything Intel ships this year will be conflict-mineral-free

In 2011, Intel pledged to get rid of battle minerals (tin, tungsten and tantalum sourced from the Congo) from its merchandise. In 2014, it introduced that each one of its processors have been lastly battle free. Now the corporate says it is utterly battle free — nothing the corporate ships in 2016 will probably be made with battle minerals. In any respect.

CEO Brian Krzanich made the announcement at CES 2016 Tuesday night, beaming with satisfaction that his firm was not contributing to the burdens of the area. “My hope is that Intel can affect an entierly new and totally different method of doing enterprise,” he advised the gang. Clients will begin seeing a brand new “battle free” emblem on Intel merchandise later this yr. The difficulty appears to have turn out to be a ardour for Krzanich in recent times — and the CEO closed out his firm’s CES presentation with a trailer for Merci Congo, an upcoming documentary concerning the human penalties of dealing in battle minerals.

Need to watch it? You possibly can see the trailer proper right here.

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