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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Sept. 22 Webcast to Review Authoritative Analysis of Conflict Minerals Filings
Carlsbad, CA, August 31 , 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Sept. 22 release of an authoritative study on current conflict minerals filings will include a live webcast to provide investors, suppliers, stakeholders and U.S. companies with additional insights into the research as well as recommendations to enhance compliance. The 2015 edition of Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to...
Aug 31, 2015 8:00 AM ET
US Court of Appeals Decision on US SEC Conflict Minerals Regulation
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its April 2014 decision regarding the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Conflict Minerals Rule: the requirement to describe products as having “not been found to be DRC conflict Free” violates the First Amendment. The SEC asked for a re-hearing of the April 2014 decision after the Court upheld another...
Aug 19, 2015 8:15 PM ET
Proper Interpretation of Conflict Minerals Data Is Critical to Accurate Benchmarking
More and more global brands and their suppliers have been impacted by the requirements set forth in the Dodd Frank Section 1502, regarding conflict minerals. The regulation stipulates that publically traded companies must disclose their conflict minerals sourcing. In...
Aug 14, 2015 5:00 AM ET
The Road to a Comprehensive Conflict Minerals Program in 2015
Conflict minerals compliance will become more complex in 2015.
Jul 17, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Data Quality Wins Over High Response Rates
As companies take the time to reflect on the effort that they underwent to collect Conflict Minerals information for Reporting Year 2014 and start to consider the efforts required for Reporting Year 2015, one thing that will likely be on their minds is the question of what response rate from my suppliers is acceptable? About 50...
Jul 1, 2015 12:30 PM ET