Conflict Minerals

NRG's Commitment to be “Conflict-Free”

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In September 2014, NRG acquired Goal Zero, a provider of portable solar power and battery pack products and accessories. In our first conflict minerals filing in 2016, Goal Zero analyzed the materials used in the production of its products and determined that substantially all of its products may contain conflict minerals. Conflict minerals are tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and are referred to as 3TGs. 

Last Day for Early Pricing on 2018 IMDS Conference! (Plus Get Free IMDS Training With Your Registration!)

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How do you design for environmental compliance? To learn the answers, plan to attend the 2018 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference on September 26–27, 2018, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Early registration ends Thursday, July 26, so register today to save!

GRI & RMI to Improve Minerals Sourcing Due Diligence & Reporting

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GRI and the Responsible Minerals Initiative kicked off an exciting project today at the OECD 2018 Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The first meeting of the GRI Corporate Leadership Group for conflict minerals brought together a highly accomplished expert group, which aims to provide the reporting community with consolidated reporting guidance based on existing internationally-recognized tools and frameworks. 

RMI and GRI Partner to Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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ALEXANDRIA, Va./AMSTERDAM, April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) today announced a project to help improve companies’ minerals sourcing due diligence and impact reporting by providing reporting resources and tools based on internationally recognized frameworks.

RMI Deploys New Approaches for Due Diligence

Responsible Minerals Initiative Expands Scope and Tools for Ethical Sourcing Worldwide
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their minerals supply chains, today announced new tools to enable responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

NRG Energy | Strategic Supplier Sourcing: Conflict Minerals

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The NRG Standard Terms and Conditions require that suppliers comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The Standard Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure Published by CFSI

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Recommendations Support Responsible Sourcing and Reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, today announced the publication of an updated white paper that details practical steps for companies to meet SEC conflict mineral reporting requirements and conform to OECD Guidance.

Are These 8 Smelters of High Concern Present in Your Supply Chain?

Companies that determine smelters of high concern exist or may exist in their supply chain can take action and still stay Dodd-Frank 1502 compliant by following these risk mitigation guidelines:
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Over the past three years, many companies have taken a proactive approach to mitigating the risks of unethical sourcing practices in their supply chains, like sourcing minerals from war-torn areas of the Congo (conflict minerals). However, many of these supply chain sourcing approaches that were effective in the past may not produce the same results; and, outdated supply chain data sharing practices may actually hinder ethical sourcing progress.

Discussed Changes to Dodd-Frank Will Not Affect 2017 Conflict Minerals Filing Requirement

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The acting chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that the agency would reconsider how to enforce the conflict minerals rule contained within the Dodd-Frank Act, Dodd-Frank Section 1502.

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