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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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NGO Ranks 155 Companies Across 20 Industries Revealing Significant Supply Chain, ESG Risks for Major Brands
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 22 2015 /3BL Media/ – Most U.S. large-cap companies are still lagging in efforts to affect positive change with regard to global humanitarian issues, but existing technology and solutions can quickly reverse this trend.  That is among the conclusions expected to be revealed today by a panel of experts participating in a webinar regarding the release of a major research...
Sep 22, 2015 1:10 PM ET
Sept. 22 Webinar To Examine Revealing Conflict Minerals Study That Analyzes 155 Large Cap Companies, 20 Industry Sectors
A webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, to discuss the most-complete analysis to date of U.S. companies required to file disclosures about the use of conflict minerals in their products. The webinar will provide industry analysts, investors,...
Sep 18, 2015 12:50 PM ET
Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting In Year Two
Mining the Disclosures 2015: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting In Year Two by Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) will be a much-anticipated deep analysis of 155 companies that filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) per a mandate on whether their products contain materials from war-torn areas of Africa.  On September 22nd, Source...
Sep 10, 2015 5:20 PM ET
NGO to Release Conflict Minerals Filings Report September 22
The 2015 edition of Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Mineral Reporting by Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) will be a much-anticipated deep analysis of filings by more than 1,400 companies to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) per a mandate on whether their products contain materials from war-torn areas of Africa. The Sept. 22 release of an...
Sep 1, 2015 3:10 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Audits. Another Chapter of Fifty Shades of Grey?
After the August 18th DC Circuit court ruling, many companies right now wouldn’t mind a SEC Conflict Minerals “Grey” book sequel: what does the SEC really mean? To sum it up, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...
Aug 31, 2015 12:35 PM ET

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