On March 1st, 2016, The University of Edinburgh adopted a policy aimed at cutting conflict minerals from their supply chain. Edinburgh has become the first university in the UK to develop a program aimed at mitigating the risk of conflict minerals in their supply chain.
Source Intelligence recently interviewed Liz Cooper, Research and Policy Manager, Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for the University of Edinburgh to gain some more insight into the development of their conflict minerals program:
Trialogue negotiations for the EU conflict minerals regulation continued on May 11th. Members of the EU Council, EU Commission and the EU Parliament met in Strasbourg, France to further discuss the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation. While the three parties continued to negotiate over mandatory vs.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was one of the most groundbreaking pieces of legislation to go through in recent years. Section 1502 states that all SEC publicly traded companies must go through a mandatory due diligence process to confirm their manufacturing materials are sourced, conflict free. With the third year of reporting upon us in the US, we are looking to the European Union to make their decision on Conflict Minerals.
Ideagen Quarterly Summit and release of InterSection - Ideagen Quarterly Review (Fall 2014)
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Ideagen 100, a cross-sector, collective impact member network where the world’s leading corporations, NGO’s, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate, hosted its latest quarterly summit at the historic Willard focused on the theme, Global Resiliency: America and the World in 2050.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The European Parliament has passed a historic law that makes it mandatory for the largest companies in Europe to include sustainability factors as an integral part of their annual financial reporting. The law, which was passed with a thumping majority vote of 599-55, will apply to publicly traded companies employing more than 500 workers.
July 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In order to raise awareness on the capabilities and performance of window film technology, EWFA today releases a video explaining how window film contributes to recent European Union energy efficiency targets for new and existing buildings.