Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

In 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act into law. Section 1502 of that act addresses the international trade and use of Conflict Minerals. 

But what are Conflict Minerals and how do they affect our everyday lives? Like the similar issue of Conflict Diamonds or Blood Diamonds, the term Conflict Minerals refers to minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, mostly in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source Intelligence can help you understand some of the key points surrounding this issue and what it means for consumers and companies in the United States.

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Conflict Minerals Compliance in 2016: How to Approach Reporting Year Three
Conflict Minerals Webinar: Thursday, January 28th, 11AM PDT/2PM EST Year three of conflict minerals compliance is expected to be a year of both progress and change. Companies must continue to perform necessary due diligence to determine the source of tin,...
Jan 26, 2016 7:05 PM ET
New Comprehensive Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting
Although the banter about the effectiveness of the conflict minerals rule (Dodd-Frank 1502) and the conflict minerals rule litigation continues, it does not change the fact that publicly traded US based companies are required to investigate their supply chain to determine if tin, tungsten, tantalum and or gold (3TG) originate from Democratic Republic Congo and its surrounding countries. On...
Dec 1, 2015 8:05 AM ET
Will Everything Change in Conflict Minerals Reporting Year Three?
On Tuesday, The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Dodd-Frank Five Years Later: What Have We Learned from Conflict Minerals Reporting?” with the following witnesses: Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Kimberly...
Nov 19, 2015 2:45 PM ET
NGO Recommends Going Beyond Conflict Minerals Compliance
NGO rankings/ratings, regardless of the subject matter, always heighten program manager’s and even board room senses. Will the work that I, as the program manager, did for my company to comply be represented well? Will the level of compliance we, as the board room,...
Oct 12, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Celebrating Responsible Mineral Sourcing at EICC/CFSI
Great conversations, sessions and ingenuity are happening this week at EICC’s Responsible Electronics...
Sep 24, 2015 4:20 PM ET