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Both Investors and Corporate Executives are Seeing Sustainability Benefits


Conflict mineral rules and reporting are heating up on three continents, causing an increase in compliance activity for any and all companies involved in global trade and a look toward unified, simplified reporting and tracking techniques.

Both Investors and Corporate Executives are Seeing That Sustainability Benefits the Bottom Line


Reports by MIT Sloan Management Review, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey & Company, are revealing a trend of both investors and corporate executives realizing that there is a direct link between successful corporate sustainability practices and improved long-term corporate financial performance.

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


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.

The State of Ethical Sourcing


Forced Labor, in its most contemporary form, affects over 21 million people and spans across some of the most globalized industries in the world. From electronics to automobile manufacturing, forced labor has taken an increasing presence in supply chains, and is becoming a serious issue that companies need to be aware of.

Global Brands are Committing to Chemical Transparency


In just the last few years, there has been a positive trend of leading global brands such as Walmart, Target and Nike that have made visible commitments to both chemical transparency and cutting down hazardous chemicals along their supply chains.

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


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.

In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms


After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Asbestos May Become One of Ten Chemicals Reviewed Under the New TSCA This Year


Since the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed by the Senate and signed into law two months ago, the EPA has received mounting pressure to deliver on promised regulatory improvements and demonstrate their commitment to the spirit of the new law.

Source Intelligence Applauds Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list

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CARLSBAD, Calif., August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence salutes its customers who were selected to this year’s prestigious “Change the World” list developed by Fortune magazine to identify 50 companies across the globe that are taking on major environmental, social and ethical issues.


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