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Exclusive: London Metal Exchange aims to ban metal sourced with child labour

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By Pratima Desai and Tom DalyLONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The London Metal Exchange could remove companies from its list of approved metal suppliers if they fall short of industry standards following an outcry about cobalt mined by children in Africa, three sources said.The exchange will issue principles for responsible sourcing in coming months and producers will have to show their metal meets industry standards that conform with the new LME guidelines, the sources familiar with the matter said."The LME has to be policeman. It can do that by making sure industry standards on child labour and ...

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:41 IST
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