Kemet, Intel, Apple, HP Sets Best Example For Conflict Minerals


Of the companies filing form SD and Conflict Mineral reports with the SEC this past Monday, a few raised the bar. Only a handful of these companies could declare “DRC Conflict Free” or “Portion DRC Conflict Free”. Even fewer, including Intel Corporation (INTC) and KEMET Corp. (KEM), conducted an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA) and named their auditor in the report. Apple and Hewlett-Packard also set positive examples, publishing full lists of suppliers and smelters, respectively. However, the vast majority of companies chose to file indeterminable.

Initial Conflict Minerals Filers Reluctant to be Transparent


The deadline for public companies’ first disclosure to the SEC on conflict minerals arrived on Monday, June 2nd. The vast majority of filers are stating in their filings that they have not yet been able to determine the source of their tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold (3TG).

Conflict Minerals Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report


On May 31, 2014 under Section 1502 of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule, U.S. publicly traded companies will have to file a special disclosure for the 12-month reporting period ending on December 31, 2013. The aim of the rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is to provide transparency into corporate practices and specifically to reduce funding for armed groups involved in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries.

Complexities for Global Brands & OEM's: Taking on Conflict Minerals


The final reporting due date for federal law Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, falls on May 31, 2014 and is leaving several industries feeling unprepared and overwhelmed by the task of compliance.

As annual shareholder meetings reach their peak last April, Global Brands and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) are keenly aware of the exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation. The pressure to elimate risk is at an all time high.

Source Intelligence Launches its 5th Newsletter


In response to requests for a single source "news alert" on key events in supply chain and regulated materials compliance, Source Intelligence is pleased to introduce "From The Source," a direct mail and web-based newsletter written to keep you informed at a glance.

2014 promises to be an exciting year as the theme of "transparency" and the impact of technology continue to transform the delivery chain of products, impacting every player up and down stream.

Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program


If you missed the live stream of Source Intelligence’s “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar don’t worry, here it is.  The webinar addressed the steps that can be taken right now to get your organization ready to comply by the May 2014 reporting deadline. Their cast of experts helped viewers gain cross-industry best practices to craft a streamlined process and implement a conflict minerals program for reporting and beyond.

The experts featured were:

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Reporting


The final step in the process of Conflict Minerals Compliance is reporting. 

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Supply Chain Tracability Auditing


In this installment of “Conflcit Minerals Compliance Basics,” we will be going over supply chain tracability auditing. 

Conflict Minerals: Repercussions for Global Supply Chain


The final due date for Conflict Minerals reporting is nearing and U.S industries are feeling the pressure of implementing Conflict Minerals law, Dodd Frank SEC 1502 to their supply chains. Halting the massive consumption of raw materials that are being mined by grave human rights abuses in Africa, means transparency in supply chains. Whether the materials are Conflict-Free or not, all publicly traded U.S. companies must comply to the federal law by May 31, 2014. Its an undertaking that’s effecting the system of international supply chains entirely. 


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