“Fairphone: one smartphone company’s search for conflict-free gold” – The Guardian – April 29, 2016

On April 29, 2016 The Guardian reported that “(a) Dutch social enterprise has created the first Fairtrade gold supply chain for consumer electronics.” According to the article, “(w)orking with Max Hevelaar, the Netherlands Fairtrade Certifier equivalent to the UK’s Fairtrade Foundation, Fairphone is sourcing the precious metal from Minera Sotrami SA in Peru. As a […]

“Government stepping up support to developing countries on tax issues” – Government of the Netherlands – June 22, 2015

In a press release distributed on June 22, 2015 the government of the Netherlands the following: “The Netherlands has agreed on the inclusion of anti-abuse provisions in tax treaties with five developing countries. Negotiations with Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia have been successfully completed. ‘These are just the first five out of a total […]