Conflict Minerals Compliance

Source Intelligence and Schneider Electric Sign Strategic Services Agreement to Expand Sustainability, Energy Management, Environmental Health & Safety Services Offering

Press Release

March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Source Intelligence®, a Source 44 Company and Schneider Electric announced they have signed a reciprocal Strategic Services Agreement whereby Schneider Electric will utilize the Source Intelligence® platform to expand their Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and sustainability compliance services. While Source Intelligence® will utilize Schneider Electric’s Resource Advisor® platform to expand their own managed sustainability services offering.

Source Intelligence Releases a Series of White Papers Based on its Five Step Process on Conflict Minerals Compliance

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Retailers and manufacturers have been asking the question, "Where do we begin to comply with the U.S. regulation on conflict minerals?"

Companies are required to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in their products. However the prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

Source Intelligence relieves this burden with its five step process in Conflict Minerals Compliance:

1. Product Filtering

2. Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI)

3. Due Diligence

“Build vs. Buy” to Address Conflict Minerals Compliance: Critical Cost and Resources Considerations

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The 11th hour is here. Thousands of companies in retail, consumer products, electronics, automotive and other impacted industries are making decisions to tackle the issue of conflict minerals within their supply chain now that the first reporting year, which began January 1, 2013, is in full swing. 

Electronics Components Distributors Save on Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering

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The goal of filtering is to reduce the effort required for compliance by only querying suppliers whose products are in scope. For companies, particularly electronics components distributors, with thousands of products that need to be considered, effective filtering can help reduce the compliance burden and the number of data collection inquiries passed up the supply chain. However, the desire for minimizing the work required to comply must be balanced with risk management.

Electronics Manufacturers Optimize Conflict Minerals Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering

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Many companies are currently asking themselves how to address the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. However, evidence of sufficient due diligence on product mineral origins is an essential requirement for compliance.

Consumer Manufacturers Cut Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering

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Many companies are asking how to address complying with the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. However, evidence of sufficient due diligence on product mineral origins is an essential requirement for compliance.

Medical Device Manufacturers Avoid Conflict Minerals Compliance Cost Through Product Filtering

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Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Resources to Meet Supplier Due Diligence Requirements

Press Release

March 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Companies have limited options to meet the legal requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Most companies don’t have human or capital resources to build an internal force to implement the supplier tracing, data collection and reporting as required under the new supplier due diligence process. To date, companies have had two options: 1) hire consultants on an hourly basis to collect supplier data, or 2) purchase 'do-it-yourself' software.

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