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  • The Benefits of Outsourcing your Conflict Minerals Compliance Process

    Companies are under increasing pressure to expand their supplier survey efforts in order to ensure an ethical supply chain. New regulations and formal compliance reporting requirements will place additional burden on companies whose resources will spend even more time away from their core duties in order to manage increasingly complex compliance requirements. Join our conflict minerals expert ...


    By iPoint-Systems GmbH

  • 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.

  • European Union Passes Conflict Minerals Legislation

    On Wednesday, June 15th, The European Union (EU) agreed to outline a deal to facilitate a focus on transparency in the supply chain. This legislation concerns the sourcing of conflict minerals, not just in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but from high-risk regions, worldwide. In an effort to tackle human rights ...


    By Source Intelligence

  • Conflict minerals compliance webinar set for March 5

    Need guidance complying with the June 1 deadline for Conflict Minerals reporting? A new equipment-industry focused webinar from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) can help. Companies that don’t comply with the reporting may face legal action.  ...

  • RILA Showcases Actio Conflict Mineral Solution

    Actio Corporation, leading provider of risk assessment and compliance solutions for companies with a global supply chain, has announced participation in a solution showcase webinar. The webinar will focus on conflict mineral compliance. This exclusive event is hosted by RILA, Retail Industry Leaders Association. It will be geared toward manufacturers, distributors and retailers who already have ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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.

  • Actio Corporation to Show `Conflict Mineral` Solution in Montreal

    For those looking for the next innovation in risk management solutions, Actio Corporation today announced it will be showing an updated conflict mineral compliance solution at the AIHce Expo in Montreal, Canada. Viewings of the award-winning solution will begin on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10 A.M. local time in the ...


    By Actio 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.

  • EU Conflict Minerals: Trialogue negotiations have begun

    As anticipated, the European Union (EU) Conflict Minerals Directive has had a strong start in 2016.  On February 1st, the EU Commission, EU Council, and the EU Parliament began trialogue negotiations. The goal of the ongoing negotiations is to reach a final decision on their pending Conflict Minerals Directive, by June 2016. According to the IPC, the three parties will go through extensive ...


    By Source Intelligence

  • 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.

  • Conflict Minerals: New Web Broadcasting Service and XML Search and Rollup Capabilities for Handling the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative´s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

     An update has been issued for the MRPRO dashboard that enables targeted web broadcasting to consumers of web services. Rollup and search capabilities at the XML level have been added in addition to similar features at the spreadsheet level. The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative's Conflict Minerals Reporting Template was recently updated to version 2.02 and all these features in MRPRO have ...


  • Conflict Minerals Infographic Provides Visual Overview of Important Issue

    Venkel Ltd. has released “Conflict Minerals 3TG”, a Conflict Minerals infographic, designed to provide a visual overview of the issue. While not a new topic of conversation, the mining of minerals in areas where profits support armed conflict or human rights abuses is getting increased attention as of late. ...


    By PRWeb

  • Source 44’s Groundbreaking Technology Simplifies Conflict Minerals Compliance

    Source 44, a leading provider of sustainability data services and solutions, announced today it has released the next generation of its unique program designed to simplify detecting conflict minerals across a supply chain, providing retailers and manufacturers a cost-effective solution to meet the requirements set forth in the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. ...


    By Source 44

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Final Rule on Conflict Minerals

    On August 22, 2012, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted three-to-two in favor of adopting a final rule regarding disclosure and reporting obligations with respect to the use of conflict minerals to implement the requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Not surprisingly, the vote was along party lines with ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Actio Unveils Conflict Mineral Solution at IPC Apex Expo

    Actio Corporation today announced it will unveil the updated conflict mineral compliance solution at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California. Electronics manufacturers and distributors use this software for: Tracking conflict minerals in a supply chain Manipulating data for SEC Dodd Frank reporting requirements ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New corporate guidelines on `Conflict Minerals` and human rights released

    Ministers from OECD and developing economies today agreed new guidelines to promote more responsible business conduct by multinational enterprises, and a second set of guidance to limit the use of conflict minerals. Forty-two countries committed to new, tougher standards of corporate behaviour in the updated Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: the 34 OECD countries plus Argentina, Brazil, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Amnesty International calls for stronger conflict mineral regulations in EU

    Critics are calling on European policymakers to impose tougher rules to limit the import of conflict minerals, using their American counterparts as an example. “There’s good reason to believe European companies are profiting from mineral trades that are filling the pockets of abusive armed groups in resource-rich countries like Congo and ...


    By UL The WERCS

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