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M2M Connectivity: Driving Innovations in Energy Efficiency


By: Susan Diegelman, Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

Machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the broadband networks that deliver its value are revolutionizing how we are shaping a greener environment. Thanks to M2M solutions, cars have become more than just machines that help us get from point A to point B and our building systems have never run more efficiently.  If deployed en mass, M2M technology could provide solutions to America’s infrastructure challenges.  

GM’s Al Hildreth: ‘We’re Collecting Data and Sharing Best Practices’


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has formed a new advisory group to represent the automotive industry’s expertise in environmental sustainability.

Al Hildreth, global energy manager for General Motors, says the group will monitor environmental sustainability issues that impact the industry as well as encourage the development of common definitions, metrics, and benchmarking.

Bacardi Unveils Plan To Slash Energy Use, Water Use, Greenhouse Emissions


Showing that the push toward sustainability is no fad, spirits giant Bacardi has set new environmental goals that would cut its water use and greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2017.

The plan affects all 27 manufacturing and bottling facilities, where the Bermuda-based company operates and its 75 offices, including the U.S. headquarters in South Florida.

Conflict Minerals


Introduction to Conflict Minerals 

Source Intelligence Launches its 5th Newsletter


In response to requests for a single source "news alert" on key events in supply chain and regulated materials compliance, Source Intelligence is pleased to introduce "From The Source," a direct mail and web-based newsletter written to keep you informed at a glance.

2014 promises to be an exciting year as the theme of "transparency" and the impact of technology continue to transform the delivery chain of products, impacting every player up and down stream.

EU's Approach to Conflict Minerals


This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict. 

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Important Details


In 2013 the SEC has issued $468 Million in fines for violations with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to date.  Moving into 2014 enforcement of the FCPA will continue to be a high priority area for the SEC.  This financial wake up call which comes on the heels of Wal-Mart’s high profile Mexican bribery case has the worlds most recognized multi-billion dollar companies seeking better visibility into activities at the agent, subsidiary and/or supplier level.  

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Companies That “Contract to Manufacture” Products


In this edition of “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics,” we will cover if companies that “contract to manufacture” products are subject to Dodd-Frank 1502.

Foreign Corrupt Practices: U.S. Industry Supply Chains


Foreign corrupt practices are becoming a loud issue in the spectrum of industry supply chain transparancy. In recent headlines Wal-mart has issued a hefty finincial projection for the following fiscal year regarding FCPA costs by an estimated 200 million. The retail tycoon reportedly spent 157 million in 2012 on expenses for federal compliance. Wal-mart is not the only large retailer struggling with compliance in FCPA but many manufacturing industries are facing the strict and ethical principles demanded by the U.S. federal government. 


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