AIAG Conflict Minerals Reporting

AIAG Conflict Minerals Reporting

The term "conflict minerals" is used to describe certain minerals such as gold, wolframite, casserite, columbite-tantalite and their derivative metals, which include tin, tungsten, tantalum and any other compounds designated by the U.S. Secretary of State that are sourced from mines under the control of violent forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or the surrounding countries. Tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and their derivatives are used in numerous automotive components with various applications. 

New U.S. legislation requires all publicly traded manufacturing companies to report annually to the SEC whether they use conflict minerals that are "necessary to the functionality or production" of a product that they either manufacture, or contract to be manufactured. The intention is to cut the funding to armed groups that commit violent human rights violations in eastern DRC.

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AIAG Works to Address Conflict Minerals - And Hazardous Materials Management Challenges
Watch Jean-Paul Meutcheho from member company Global Advanced Metals speak to the challenges of keeping up with fast-changing conflict minerals regulations.   About AIAG AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for more than 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have...
Aug 27, 2014 8:50 AM ET
AIAG Breaks Down Conflict Minerals Reporting
Two sold-out crowds for the morning and afternoon sessions of AIAG's Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing III earlier this month proved that looming deadlines for meeting new reporting requirements have more than a few companies looking for help. And help did come in the form of a select group of speakers with the know-how to answer just about any question related to the...
Aug 26, 2014 9:45 AM ET
AIAG Takes Conflict Minerals Reporting By the Horns
Our work demands responsibility. A coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and service providers, AIAG values an open, active forum for identifying emerging threats to the sustainable growth of the automotive industry.  Among those threats is the use of...
Aug 21, 2014 2:45 PM ET
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Aug 6, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Conflict Minerals: What the SEC Filings Show
Unless you are one of the few readers of this blog who are blissfully unaware of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals rule, you probably also know that the first-year filing deadline was June 2. The rule, which requires SEC-filing companies that manufacture or contract to manufacture products to...
Jul 25, 2014 2:20 PM ET