Dodd Frank Section 1502

Will Conflict Minerals Soon be an All In One Supplier Code of Conduct?

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After two years of running through Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs, the regulated community is asking, where do we go from here?  What are the appropriate steps forward to create a more efficient process that will not be heavily scrutinized by regulators and NGOs?  In looking at reporting information for 2013 and 2014, very few Form SDs or Conflict Minerals Reports provide extensive discussion on process, more specifically relating to sustainability and transparency in the supply chain.  Many have focused on response rates, suggesting that the Reasonable Country of Origin (RCOI) rates

Conflict Minerals Transparency is a Total Supply Chain Effort

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Conflict minerals start at the mine site. In the DRC and surrounding countries, rebel groups are running the mine sites, and the profits of the minerals are used to “fund continuing strife that's killed up to 5 million people since 1998, more than any conflict since World War II.”

These mines and exporters are controlled by groups that are profiting from illegal trade actions, then are smuggling these minerals from the DRC to different smelters on a global scale.

Source Intelligence to Host Panel Discussions at 3rd Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Transparency Conference

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June 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Top 20 CIO Supply Chain Solution Provider and recently featured business on The San Diego Union Tribune’s front page, Source Intelligence will be speaking at the upcoming 3rd Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Transparency Con

Conflict Minerals Filing Deadline June 1st: Gain Insights on Smelter Disclosures

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June 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Supply chain transparency and conflict minerals will be in the news very soon. Today, Monday, June 1, is the deadline for more than 6,000 Public U.S. companies to file reports with the SEC to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals.  

CFSI Published New Conflict Minerals Reporting Template Version 4.0

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The CFSI has updated the CMRT to version 4.0. The CMRT is a standardized reporting template developed by the CFSI to help companies transfer information throughout the supply chain about mineral country of origin, smelters, and refiners.

Key updates to note for CMRT 4.0:

NGOs Pressure Conflict Minerals Filers to Identify Smelters In Their Supply Chain

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Growing pressure from NGO’s is making  companies filing a conflict minerals report  take a  deeper look at potential conflict minerals in their supply chains. The headline of Amnesty International and Global Witnesses recent report Digging for Transparency, highlights “How U.S.

Last Chance for Complimentary Webinar Registration - Best Practices for Conflict Minerals RY 2014

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With increasing pressure from NGO's for companies to go beyond the surface of their conflict minerals reporting, ensuring traceability and transparency in supply chains has become a competitive advantage for many U.S. companies. 

Don’t miss your chance to register for an upcoming Source Intelligence (SI) webinar that will cover best practices for Conflict Minerals Reporting Year 2014, and give critical insight on how companies can ensure responsible sourcing.

Too Weak to Work? EU’s Conflict Minerals Regulation

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The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (ITA) has recently voted on the amendments to the EU’s conflict minerals regulation. According to an article published by EurActiv, Parliament Adopts Relaxed Measures on Conflict Mineralsthe ITA adopted the regulation:

Webinar: Best Practices for Smelter Disclosures - What Issuers and Non-Issuers Can Learn From the Most Recent CMR Smelter Disclosures

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Join Source Intelligence on April 10, 2015 at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST), for a complimentary webinar on Best Practices for Smelter Disclosures, in particular what issuers and non-issuers can learn from the most recent CMR's.

The webinar will include topics on:

From the Source: Mandate for Manufacturers/Distributors - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

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A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses 
The Guardian. As a barrister who has been working at the highest levels on the global issues of slavery and trafficking for many years, I feel there is an urgent need to hold our corporations to account when they have subjected workers to enslavement either in the UK or overseas.

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