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many of these supply chain sourcing approaches that were effective in the past may not produce the same results; and, outdated supply chain data sharing practices may actually hinder ethical sourcing progress.
November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Atlantic Copper, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, operates a copper smelting and refining complex in Huelva, Spain. Atlantic Copper was recognized by the Autonomous Commission on Occupational Safety and Hygiene in Chemical and Related Industries, or COASHIQ, for decreasing the frequency of accidents more than any other of COASHIQ’s 175 member companies.
In 2013, AIAG continues to support and promote the CFS audit program
AIAG’s continued participation in the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) provides several benefits to member companies: