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Discussed Changes to Dodd-Frank Will Not Affect 2017 Conflict Minerals Filing Requirement


The acting chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that the agency would reconsider how to enforce the conflict minerals rule contained within the Dodd-Frank Act, Dodd-Frank Section 1502.

Additional Non-Financial Disclosure Requirements for EU Companies in Effect This Year


Starting this year, large companies based in the European Union will need to disclose additional non-financial information in their annual reports, specifically policies, risks and outcomes related to environmental issues, respect for human rights and anti-corruption.

Supply Chain Communication: A Barrier to Food Industry Transparency


The international food industry continues to experience challenges in supply chain communication, especially as food safety rules become increasingly strict and consumers demand more transparency.

Four New Substances Added to the EU REACH Candidate List


The list of “substances of very high concern” (SVHCs) has grown to 173 with the recent addition of four chemicals and compounds to the list by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The four new SVHCs can be found here.

Getting the Entire Supply Chain on Board When Your Company Goals Change


When implementing a new process or policy at a company, communication and engagement are king.

Change management is often called an art form because it takes individuals with unique skills to make sure that a new product line, requirement or regulatory compliance rule will be implemented with minor disruptions. Human resource professionals and executives invest significant time and money in trainings, meetings and communications to ensure changes are smooth.  

Jan. 11 Is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Are Companies Listening?


Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Are Companies Listening?

Companies that adopt comprehensive and assertive ethical sourcing practices reap many benefits, including increased consumer trust and an improved reputation. One of the most vital and visible components of any ethical sourcing program is to ensure that products do not support human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Technology Companies, China Pledge to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Mining


Weeks after an investigative news article detailed the extent of child labor and forced labor being used to mine cobalt – a critical ingredient in widely used batteries for cars and electronic equipment – major technology companies and industry groups are launching initiatives to stop the practice.

A Quarter of Your Company's Revenue May Be Linked to Deforestation


A recent study conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a leading NGO that facilitates carbon reduction and reporting with global companies, found that on average 24% of company revenue is dependent on one or more of the following four commodities that are directly linked to deforestation: palm oil, soy, timber, and cattle products, resulting in up to $906 billion in annual product turnover at risk. Despite their widespread connection to deforestation, only a fraction of these companies report any significant action taken to combat this issue.

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Releases Latest Reporting Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

Press Release

CARLSBAD, Calif., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- One of the most important efforts to trace whether conflict minerals are entering global supply chains is the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI).

Focusing on Sustainable Palm Oil


One of the growing issues concerning sustainability is the production of palm oil.


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