The Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas, is a forum for electronics makers to unveil their latest products and technological advances. This year, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a different kind of announcement. Working with more than 60 smelters throughout its supply chain, Intel can now boast that all of its microprocessors are free from conflict minerals – tungsten, gold, tin, and tantalum which are mined in the Congo and often finance violent militia groups.

In our latest podcast, Gary Niekerk, Intel's director of corporate citizenship, discusses what it took for his company to be free of conflict minerals and offers advice for companies struggling with the issue and a fast-approaching Securities and Exchange Commission deadline for disclosing conflict minerals audits.

Listen to the podcast. (12 min., 12 MB)

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