ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions.
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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Recommendations Support Responsible Sourcing and Reporting
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.
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:
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many of these supply chain sourcing approaches that were effective in the past may not produce the same results; and, outdated supply chain data sharing practices may actually hinder ethical sourcing progress.
In 2016, the tech industry had a record 1,613 deals valued at $323B, including a number of high profile transactions such as Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn. The pace of these transactions is only expected to increase.
One of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management, audits and investigations will offer critical insights into improving and sustaining high-performing end-to-end due diligence processes that help companies and suppliers comply with a growing number of regulations in the European Union.
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Businesses embarking on human rights due diligence for the first time often assume that they need to focus only on those human rights which are associated with risks in their particular sector. For example, information technology companies may only concern themselves with privacy rights, or pharmaceutical companies may view the right to health to be their most important focal point.
The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study, Stakeholder Options for Responsible Sourcing Are expanding, but More Information on Smelters is Needed. In 2011, in response to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development set out to create a strategy to address human rights abuses linked to armed groups and mining of conflict minerals. The report specifically examines: