conflict mineral compliance Articles

  • Conflict minerals 101

    Blood diamonds have been replaced by a new hot-button topic - 'conflict minerals'. A core difference is that far more industries are affected with conflict minerals than with the diamond trade. Conflict minerals have taken public awareness by storm, with a massive regulation in the US that was passed in 2010 and came into force this year. This law and the buzz surrounding the issue have sparked ...


    By 3E Company

  • Conflict minerals cyclone to hit manufacturing

    In the latest round of new year’s forecasts, a noticeably absent topic from more general predictions for the packaging industry was the requirement for companies to comply with conflict minerals legislation. This is of course hardly surprising as no EU legislation currently exists on conflict minerals – the legal obligation for companies to audit their supply chains to ensure they ...


    By Lorax Compliance Ltd

  • Conflict Minerals: Chinese Regulatory Advances

    Summary Chinese companies with conflict minerals in their supply chains, namely Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (3TGs), are being asked to comply with a new set of due diligence guidelines developed by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC). Introduction The People’s Republic of China is ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Top 100 Conflict Mineral Scores Released

    The top 100 scores from the Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 have been released. “These are some of the strongest conflict mineral compliance programs in the country,” said Jonathan Hughes, Assent Compliance’s Conflict Mineral Program ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Are We There Yet? The Home Stretch of Conflict Minerals Reporting

    What have you learned from Conflict Minerals reporting this year? Aside from the painstakingly long, arduous journey that it may have been, is there anything that you may want to know for next year? As many compliance professionals close their books after this year’s first obligatory year of reporting, many of you are probably beginning to gear up for next year’s batch as well. How ...


    By CSRware, Inc.

  • Conflict Minerals Reporting Yields As Many Questions As Answers

    While it’s too soon to know exactly how companies will respond to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new conflict minerals reporting requirement, experts say this first year was an eye-opening lesson in just how challenging it is to track down quality data across a global supply chain. “When you look at it from a process standpoint, it’s not a very complicated ...


    By 3E Company

  • Countries take a global stand on conflict minerals

    Countries take a global stand on conflict minerals In regards to Environment, Health & Safety legislation, we rarely see a consistent and global approach to protect human rights through regulation impacting the environment. The form, impact, and status of these regulations differ, but the objective is uniquely the same: to address the emergence of conflict minerals mined with the high ...

  • A Final Conflict Minerals Obstacle Awaits: Form SD

    So much work has been put into vetting suppliers and assessing products for compliance with new conflict minerals disclosure requirements that many companies may have not yet fully considered the actual filing protocol that is the end game for those supply chain reviews. When companies do crack into the Securities and Exchange Commission's new Form SD—a new form created for conflicts ...


    By 3E Company

  • Maturing Conflict Minerals Programs in Year 2

    Let’s be honest: The first year of compliance with the Conflict Minerals Rule was pretty much a disaster. Confusion reigned. Costs soared. Sure, tech giants like Motorola, Intel, and Apple succeeded by building upon initiatives they already had in place; other mere mortals in Corporate America struggled with the new Securities and Exchange Commission requirement to report on the use of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Conflict Mineral Regulations: Exploring the Potential Impact on Risk Management

    Blood diamonds, first brought to public attention in the 1990s, are diamonds mined in African war zones and sold to fund conflicts and insurgencies. In recent years, they have been replaced by a new hot-button topic: conflict minerals — those minerals essential to the manufacture of products such as consumer electronics, automobiles, apparel, medical devices, tools, and jewelry. As with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Supply Chain Information Management: Why Content Is King…

    Supply chain compliance can be turned into a competitive advantage, say Kami Blake and Kirsten Wallerstedt of 3E Company Data is playing an increasingly important role in today’s supply chain product compliance initiatives but, given its complexity, many questions surround its use and optimisation. Organisations often question the scope of their data – or conversely, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Auto Supply Chains Facing Increased Scrutiny

    Few industries face the same level of increased environmental scrutiny as the automotive industry, according to a column by 3E Company solutions engineer Kami Blake, published on Chemical Watch. Expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates and nongovernmental organization watch groups are all ...


    By 3E Company

  • The automotive sector`s information challenge

    Few industries face the mounting challenges and scrutiny of expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates, consumer expectations, and NGO watch groups as much as the automotive industry. The entire supply chain for the automotive industry is being affected by legislation from the EU end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) Directive that addresses the recycling, reuse and recovery of ...


    By 3E Company

  • Addressing Transparency Expectations in the Metals and Mining Sector

    The “Age of Transparency” is a term that has been widely used to describe society’s growing demand for information, but how does sustainability fit into these expectations? As Steve Baer noted in his article on the evolution of green building requirements, these demands are being translated in a very direct way in the building and construction sector. For that sector and others ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Case study: Why it`s Time to Revisit your EH&S System

    Introduction: We know what you’re going to say. Trust us. We’re experienced professionals; we’ve been doing it this way for the past 15 years. Why fix what isn’t broken? We just don’t have the money right now. We don’t have time to train everyone on a new system. We’ve heard all the ...


    By RegScan, Inc.

  • The Sustainability Maturity Curve

    For businesses, sustainability is not a destination, but a continuous journey. To help companies and managers to understand the topic and why they should be interested in it, PE International uses the concept of the sustainability maturity curve. It’s a concept that emerged through discussions at our Product Sustainability Round Table back when the idea of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) was just ...


    By thinkstep

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