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Blood Diamonds of Ore: GE Takes On Conflict Minerals

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa’s second largest country, but also the continent’s most violent. Over the last two decades, foreign and domestic armies, militias and gangs of armed thugs have been waging war and staging rebellions that have killed at least 5.5 million people and displaced many more. The fighters sustain their troops with money from the DRC’s rich mineral deposits.

Automotive Industry Accelerates Conflict Minerals Transparency Efforts with New Reporting Tool

AIAG and iPoint Launch Web-based Platform to Help Companies Source Minerals Responsibly
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(3BL Media) Southfield, MI - September 06, 2012 - AIAG and iPoint today announced that a working group with representatives from two dozen AIAG member companies — including automotive industry OEMs and suppliers such as Bosch, Chrysler Group, Ford, and Honda — collaborated at AIAG on the development of the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP), the first web-based data management tool that will help supply chain participants, in all industries, to identify whether their products contain “conflict minerals.” The iPCMP will help companies in

Green Mountain Coffee Pledges $2M for Kids; AIAG Develops New Web Tool for Conflict Minerals; Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation Opens NYC Office - CSR Minute for September 17, 2012.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Automotive Industry Action Group Commends the Release of Dodd-Frank Final Rule Covering Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals and Pledges to Foster the Use of Responsible Sourcing Tools and Reporting

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(3BL Media) August 23, 2012 - The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) thanks the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for issuing the final rule for implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act[1] on Conflict Minerals. This is a major development that will further help our compliance efforts within the automotive industry.

SEC Conflict Mineral Filing Requirement Affects Automotive Suppliers

Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries
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(3BL Media) Southfield, MI - May 16, 2011 - AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization focused on collaboration with a wide range of manufacturing companies and service providers is hosting a webinar on May 20. The session will educate and prepare suppliers for reporting that will enable compliance with provisions of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Dodd-Frank Act).

AIAG Members Addressing Conflict Minerals Used In Vehicles

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Proposed Rules on Conflict Minerals
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(3BL Media) Southfield, MI - December 16, 2010 - Members of AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that works collaboratively with a wide range of manufacturing companies, suppliers and service providers to help them operate at peak performance, are actively engaged in a work group that is developing an industry solution to help automakers and suppliers comply with provisions of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Dodd-Frank Act).

Conflict Minerals and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Expanding Supply Chain Efforts

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In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE committed to “design a due-diligence process to reduce the risk of minerals from conflict mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining territories entering GE’s supply chain.” This feature provides an in-depth view of the conflict minerals dilemma, and GE’s efforts to address this challenge in its supply chains by saying “Yes” to Conflict-Free DRC Sourcing.

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In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE committed to “design a due-diligence process to reduce the risk of minerals from conflict mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and adjoining territories entering GE’s supply chain.” This feature provides an in-depth view of the conflict minerals dilemma, and GE’s efforts to address this challenge in its supply chains by saying “Yes” to Conflict-Free DRC Sourcing.

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