After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies.
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.
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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.
National Business Group on Health recognizes ARAMARK with its highest award for creating a culture of workplace health and wellness
PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- ARAMARK received a Platinum Award from the National Business Group on Health as they recognized the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles. The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large US employers, honored ARAMARK for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its workers and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Denver, Colo., May 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - $2 million was raised in 20 hours as people from all over the U.S. were texting donations for victims of the Oklahoma tornado. At this time, just over $3.3 million has been raised through the nonprofits who are running text donation campaigns through mGive.
“Officials say the recovery from this disaster will top $3 billion and mobile donations give everyone the ability to help make a difference when we see the devastation in people’s lives from a tragedy like this,” said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of The mGive Foundation.
Dodd Frank Section 1502 was the beginning of Conflict Minerals Compliance legislation. Canada and the European Union have proposed their own versions of compliance legislation creating an international problem for companies, public or private, to comply.
There is no shortage of questions from Global Brands surrounding Conflict Minerals Compliance. To address concerns, Source Intelligence will be hosting a web-based 'open house' of our robust platform and a Q&A session. Source Intelligence encourages ALL and ANY Conflict Minerals Compliance inquiries.