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Global Witness Exposes Reality of Continued Conflict Minerals Extortion in South Kivu, DRC

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Last month, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mines Minister Martin Kabwelulu issued a formal statement recognizing adverse issues influencing the fraud and smuggling of conflict minerals in South Kivu. Minister Kabwelulu called for a thorough clean-up of the area’s mining sector.

GAO Says That Companies Struggle to Determine If Conflict Minerals Help Fund Armed Groups in the DRC

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On August 25th, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 56-page report on findings regarding the 2015 reporting year SEC Conflict Minerals Rule filings. This year, over 1200 publicly-traded companies were required by Dodd Frank Act Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule) to file annual specialized disclosure forms and conflict minerals reports.

3TG is Just the Starting Point for Supply Chain Investigation

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Cobalt is a mineral that leads to human rights violations in the Congo, but is not one of the minerals included in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Rule. Cobalt is an example of why 3TG should just be a starting-off point for companies investigating their supply chains, which can help uncover potential areas of risk and instances of unethical sourcing

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Cobalt is a mineral that leads to human rights violations in the Congo, but is not one of the minerals included in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Rule. Cobalt is an example of why 3TG should just be a starting-off point for companies investigating their supply chains, which can help uncover potential areas of risk and instances of unethical sourcing

Registration Is Open for the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V

Popular Fifth annual event brings the latest in Automotive Conflict Minerals reporting
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Will Everything Change in Conflict Minerals Reporting Year Three?

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On Tuesday, The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: What Have We Learned from Conflict Minerals Reporting?” with the following witnesses:

Conflict Minerals Management: A Year Round Effort

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Just three weeks after the second conflict minerals filing deadline, many companies are ready to sweep conflict minerals under the rug until next year, but should they?

Reporting year 2015 marks the third year of the Dodd-Frank 1502 law, and the first year supply chain scrutiny is increasing. Come this time next year, publicly traded companies will have to understand whether or not there are conflict minerals in their supply chain as the filing distinction “undeterminable” will no longer be an option.

Human Rights Groups Turning Up the Heat on Conflict Minerals

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The Dodd Frank Section 1502 conflict minerals regulation and human rights organizations have “dramatically shrunk,” the market for untraceable 3T conflict minerals, according to a recent article by the LA Times, How to Cut Militias off From Gold and Mineral Mines in Congo.” Human rights organizations and groups have been turning up the heat on manufacturers of electronics and electronic parts that use tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold in their supply chain.

Conflict Minerals Regulation Helping Thousands of Miners

How the Conflict Minerals Regulation Benefits Congolese Miners
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The Enough Project's U.S. and Congo-based groups visited mining communities in eastern Congo to "get an updated assessment on conflict minerals," last month. With the information they gathered, Think Progress recently published “9 Things You Need To Know About Conflict Minerals,”  to provide a better understanding of the issues and the severity of the armed conflict in eastern Congo. In particular, Think Progress highlights the positive effects of conflict minerals reforms on reducing the power of armed groups in eastern Congo:

Growing Together: Real Stories of Local Sourcing in Africa

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Our partnering for growth ambition in Africa has made tangible progress over the years – impacting both our business and the communities in which we operate. This collaboration provides real, inclusive growth for the continent. Within HEINEKEN we are deeply convinced that local farmers are helping us to develop our business, “day after day” by growing the agricultural raw materials we need.

To showcase the positive results of our ‘’Partners for growth’’ program we have developed our GROWING TOGETHER campaign based on real stories of farmers working with us.

U.S. SEC to Pay $30 million-plus in Largest Whistleblower Award

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Conflict-Mineral audits get few takers
The Wall Street Journal. Only four out of 1,300 U.S.-listed companies sought external audits of their efforts to root out so-called conflict minerals in their supply chains, according to a study released Thursday.
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