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Millions of Consumers Demand Solution to Human Rights Violations in the DRC

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Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economics proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Receives Sustainability Certification

First to Achieve Sustainability Certification for Smartphone
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TriplePundit.com

Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is the first smartphone to receive a sustainability certification by the global certification program, TCO Development.  

The phone also received sustainability certification against UL Environment's UL110 standard for mobile phones.

Controversial Shipbreaking Methods In South Asia Are Cause for Alarm

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There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking:the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scraprecycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of shipbreaking yards.

FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training | June 26th Webinar

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Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

Survey of Corporate Professionals Identifies Motivations and Benefits of Sustainability Reporting

Improved reputation, increased consumer and employee loyalty, and waste reduction identified in joint research by Boston College and Ernst & Young LLP
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Chestnut Hill, Mass., May 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - There is strong evidence that transparency offers a number of financial and social advantages that make sustainability reporting more than worth its costs.

Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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The EICC, a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, announced as latest speakers at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The coalition aims to improve efficiency and social, ethics and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain realm.  EICC are pioneers in the industry through the development of the Conflict-Free Smelter program and its protocol.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Training | Video Preview

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Video Preview : Global Conflict Minerals Symposium|Training

Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

EcoPlum Salutes Green Moms: Composting Pilot

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CSRHub is pleased to join our friends at EcoPlum in honoring Green Moms.

As previously seen at EcoPlum

By guest blogger, Silvia Milanova

Enbridge Donations Helps Walpole Island Land Trust Preserve Natural Heritage

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This week, in honour of National Aboriginal Day in Canada (Friday, June 21) Enbridge will be sharing stories about our dedication to partnering with Aboriginal communities along our rights-of-way.

 

Enbridge and a First Nation environmental organization are teaming up to protect fragile wetlands within the St. Clair River watershed in southern Ontario.

In May 2011, Enbridge awarded $20,000 to the Walpole Island Land Trust through the company's Natural Legacy Program, which supports community environmental initiatives along the pipeline rights-of-way. 

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