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Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program


If you missed the live stream of Source Intelligence’s “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar don’t worry, here it is.  The webinar addressed the steps that can be taken right now to get your organization ready to comply by the May 2014 reporting deadline. Their cast of experts helped viewers gain cross-industry best practices to craft a streamlined process and implement a conflict minerals program for reporting and beyond.

The experts featured were:

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Reporting


The final step in the process of Conflict Minerals Compliance is reporting. 

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Supply Chain Tracability Auditing


In this installment of “Conflcit Minerals Compliance Basics,” we will be going over supply chain tracability auditing. 

Conflict Minerals: Repercussions for Global Supply Chain


The final due date for Conflict Minerals reporting is nearing and U.S industries are feeling the pressure of implementing Conflict Minerals law, Dodd Frank SEC 1502 to their supply chains. Halting the massive consumption of raw materials that are being mined by grave human rights abuses in Africa, means transparency in supply chains. Whether the materials are Conflict-Free or not, all publicly traded U.S. companies must comply to the federal law by May 31, 2014. Its an undertaking that’s effecting the system of international supply chains entirely. 

Apple, San Diego International Airport, SolarCity and Sapphire Energy Join Call for U.S. Action on Climate Change

140+ California Companies Say Climate Change is the “Greatest Economic Opportunity Of the 21st Century”
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As California battles the worst drought in centuries, more than a dozen major California-based businesses, including Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy today signed the Climate Declaration, a business leader call to action that urges federal and state policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate cha

Fifteen Public Schools Named as National Finalists in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Schools across the country from Florida to Washington selected for final phase of national STEM learning contest to present their projects at SXSWedu
Press Release

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., February 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Fifteen public schools from across the country – Washington, D.C., Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington – have won $35,000* in technology as national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, the company’s commitment to raise interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning across America.

Electric Cars Alone Won’t Drive a Drop in U.S. Emissions: Study


Electric cars can help limit reliance on imported oil and take a bite out of air pollution from urban traffic jams. But as sure-fire ammunition against climate change, a new study finds, they come up short.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Data Quality Control


In this edition of “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics,” we are covering data quality control. 

The Fossil Fuel Bubble


An interesting phenomenon is happening in the world of philanthropy. 17 large and reputable Foundations, including the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America, The John Merck Fund, The Russell Family Foundation, The Sierra Club Foundation, and the Wallace Global Fund, with assets totaling nearly $2 billion, have launched an initiative to divest from fossil fuel investments and place those funds into clean technology and organizations that beget a sustainable future.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: RCOI


Next up in our “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics” series we are going to cover your Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI). If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your supply chain.


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