As part of our ongoing commitment to responsible sourcing, and to comply with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act transparency and disclosure requirements, we determined the use and source of four key minerals in our products-tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold-to help ensure that our products do not contain those minerals from sources that benefit armed rebel groups in the DRC or the adjoining region, while at the same time making sure that we are still able to source responsibly from that region, and we submitted a report of our findings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We also supported and participated in a range of multi-industry, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and public-private programs addressing this issue. -In addition to continuing to pursue these and other initiatives, we promote active, on-going dialogue with NGOs, industry groups and other external stakeholders as part of our overall effort to achieve a conflict-free supply chain.
As an official FIFA partner, Sony launched "Dream Goal 2014," a special CSR program conducted in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. This program, made possible through collaboration across the Sony Group in partnership with participating NGOs worldwide, showcases a wide range of online and offline initiatives that are expected to benefit approximately 30,000 children in Latin America, Africa and Asia, including:
•Street Football Stadium Project: In partnership with streetfootballworld gGmbH, Sony is providing 25 easy-to-build, portable, pop-up football stadiums to children in eight countries in Latin America. As part of this project, workshops will be conducted, using these stadiums and the game of soccer, with a focus on developing and promoting leadership skills and gender equality, among other things, for approximately one year following the conclusion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
•Football for Hope Siyakhona Media Skills Program: Led by FIFA and Sony, this program provides media skills training workshops to young community leaders using media equipment, such as digital cameras, provided by Sony. These efforts will continue through April 2015, spanning 11 countries in Latin America, Africa and other regions.
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