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  • Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Releases CMRT 4.20

    The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) has released Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.20, an update to its industry-standard conflict mineral data collection template. The CMRT 4.20 replaces version 4.10. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • EU Conflict Minerals: Due Diligence to be Mandatory for Importers

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have announced a victory in the development of the EU’s conflict mineral regulation. On November 22, the European Parliament announced under the new regulation, due diligence would be mandatory for importers of conflict minerals to the European Union. “We have laid the groundwork for an effective tool to break the link ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • No “Tail-Light Warranty” here!

    Some bolted steel tank companies’ warranty lasts only as long as you can see the taillights on their trucks as they leave the job site. We take great pride in the quality of our bolted tanks and the skill of our tank installation teams. Superior Tank Co., ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Assent Compliance Joins the CFSI

    Assent Compliance has joined the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) as one of its first vendor members. The CFSI provides members with access to its database of conflict-free suppliers and smelters, along with other beneficial resources. Combined with Assent’s own extensive supplier and smelter database, this partnership will create the most comprehensive supply chain data ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Supply Chain Summit Series Launches in Chicago

    The Supply Chain Summit Series kick-off in Chicago was a resounding success, as compliance professionals from across the United States gathered for the inaugural event. Attendees of the one-day conference on October 20th, the first of three scheduled in the series, experienced a tailored agenda full of expert speaker presentations and workshops geared to supply chain compliance, due ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Siemens Introduces Electro Mobility Solutions for Underground Mining

    Expanding its portfolio of electrification, automation and digitalization solutions for the mining industry, Siemens introduces a new drive system for underground mining vehicles, providing a dedicated power range and performance for higher levels of productivity, safety and return on investment. The high-efficiency electric drive system includes Siemens robust and proven propulsion and auxiliary ...


    By Siemens AG

  • GAO Report Calls for Action to Improve Conflict Mineral Compliance

    The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a Report to Congressional Committees detailing its findings concerning the current implementation of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The report, titled SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Companies Face Continuing Challenges in Determining Whether ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • U.S. Department of State Tells AIAG Companies Must Still Comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

    Despite political pressure against Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act, companies must still comply with the law and should not count on it being revoked post-election. The message was delivered by the Ashley Orbach, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, to members of the automotive industry during the Automotive Industry Action ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Kenya Mining Forum to showcase why Kenya is the new mining frontier

    Kenya’s Mining Cabinet Secretary Hon. Dan Kazungu will officially open the Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi in September where the industry will discuss the country’s recently updated mining act and how it is expected to ease the way for investment into and development of the country’s burgeoning mining sector. In an exclusive interview with the leading mining trade publication, ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Improved Peak symmetry as a result of derivatization of phenols

    Peak symmetry is important for determination and quantification of compounds. In order to create a symmetric peak, the compound must be able to elute all at more or less the same time. If a compound interacts with the column itself (ex: by temporarily adsorbing to the fused silica surface), it delays travel and effects peak morphology, causing “tailing”. When comparing EPA method ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015 Released

    Thirteen publicly-traded companies in the United States have proven it is possible to not only comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, but to also perform supply chain due diligence in line with industry best practices. These companies achieved perfect scores in Development International’s Conflict Mineral Benchmarking Study RY2015, ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • 13 Facts about the Conflict Minerals Regulation of the EU that you should know

    iPoint is happy to announce that we have published a document with answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Conflict Minerals regulation of the European Union. Download your free copy here: http://www.conflict-minerals.com/solution/background-resources/ On June 15, 2016, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union reached a ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • Missing Airliner Found Using Valeport Equipment

    The Underwater Detection of Crashed Airplane (Air Asia QZ8501) has been accomplished using a variety of Marine Survey Equipment including Valeport's MiniSVP Sound Velocity Profiler & CTD Monitor as part of the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue recovery effort. ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • Assent Providing Key Conflict Mineral Insights at Marcus Evans Conference

    The conflict mineral reporting deadline has come and gone, but already companies are looking ahead to next year. Many have joined the compliance industry’s top conflict mineral thought-leaders in Chicago for the 4th Annual Marcus Evans Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supply Chain Transparency Conference, with the hope of gaining invaluable insights into improving their programs for 2017. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Framework Established for EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

    The European Union (EU) Parliament, Council and Commission have agreed upon a framework for an EU conflict minerals regulation. According to a press release from the European Parliament, a political understanding was reached on June 15th between the three groups. Until now, the primary roadblock has been a disagreement on mandatory due diligence for downstream companies, as well as ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • VIDEO: Mining the e-waste mountain & recovering precious metals

    Tetronics’ plasma recovery technology provides a global, yet localised solution for recovering valuable precious metals from the World’s fasted growing waste stream – e Waste. Tetronics are a world leader in providing solutions for electronics recycling. Click ...

  • European Union Conflict Mineral Negotiations Resume in June

    Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen has shed some light on the ongoing European Union (EU) conflict minerals negotiations. Ploumen spoke to the media on May 13th after a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) in Brussels, and provided an update on the current status of the negotiations. According to her update, there has been an “increasing ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Conflict Minerals Compliance: SEC vs. NAM Timeline [Infographic]

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) legal battle to preserve its final conflict mineral rule has been ongoing since 2012, when the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) first issued its challenge. Since then, the case has undergone many twists, turns, decisions and appeals. Companies and stakeholders have watched closely, waiting to see how ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • OECD Releases New Version of Due Diligence Guidance

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released an updated edition of their OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. This update clarifies the language used in the previous edition’s introduction. The purpose of the framework is to provide guidance for due ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Commission refers POLAND to the Court of Justice of the EU over inadequate assessment of exploratory mining drillings

    Poland in Court over Environment Impact Assessment of drilling. The European Commission is referring Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to ensure that the environmental impacts of exploratory mining drillings are properly assessed. Under Polish law, it is possible to drill down to depths of 5 000 metres without assessing the potential impact on the environment ...


    By European Commission

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