Conflict Minerals law

What Do the Conflict Minerals 2015 SEC Filings Show Us? Know the Insights

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Approximately 1,200 publicly traded companies filed Conflict Minerals Reports with the SEC this year, in accordance with Dodd-Frank Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule).

Source Intelligence has analyzed data collected from the 2015 filings, and mined meaningful insights for companies to utilize for the 2016 reporting year. Key findings demonstrate differences and similarities between industries, trends from past reporting years, and new findings from 2015.

European Union Agree On Conflict Minerals Legislation

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On Wednesday, June 15th, The European Union (EU) agreed to outline a deal to facilitate a focus on transparency in the supply chain. This legislation concerns the sourcing of conflict minerals, not just in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but from high-risk regions, worldwide.

"We need to step up to our responsibilities and finally break the vicious cycle of the trade in minerals and the financing of conflict," - EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom

Companies Ready? Increased Scrutiny in Conflict Minerals Reporting

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With only 5 months away until the next conflict minerals reporting deadline, companies are mobilizing to address conflict minerals in their supply chains. Reporting year 2015 will mark the first year companies that are subject to Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act will no longer be able to file “undeterminable” in their reports.  

Conflict Minerals Legislation Affects BOTH Public and Private Companies

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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. 

Join this June 12th webinar to hear from Canadian and EU officials on the international expansion of the Conflict Minerals laws and the ramifications on public and private companies around the globe.

 

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