5. Protecting communities and the environment

Meeting the Challenge’ on Protecting communities and the environment:

Prevent harm throughout the product lifecycle by conducting effective, transparent, independent monitoring and public reporting of all discharge streams from all facilities, and eliminate hazardous exposures and discharges to air, waterways and land. When there is evidence that pollution from an electronics facility or a recycling facility has polluted the air, water and/or land, the company shall be responsible for all clean-up and remediation costs. It is particularly important to ensure that communities near rare earth mineral processing facilities and communities near mines, including those of conflict minerals and rare earths, are provided with effective levels of health protection.

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