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 Transparency is a Total Supply Chain Effort
Conflict minerals start at the mine site. In the DRC and surrounding countries, rebel groups are running the mine sites, and the profits of the minerals are used to “fund continuing strife that's killed up to 5 million people since 1998, more than any conflict since World War II.” These mines and exporters are controlled by groups that are profiting from illegal trade actions, then are...
Jun 23, 2015 6:00 AM ET
Conflict Minerals Management: A Year Round Effort
Just three weeks after the second conflict minerals filing deadline, many companies are ready to sweep conflict minerals under the rug until next year, but should they? Reporting year 2015 marks the third year of the Dodd-Frank 1502 law, and the first year supply chain scrutiny is increasing. Come this time next year, publicly traded companies will have to understand...
Jun 19, 2015 8:10 AM ET
Conflict Minerals Webinar with Responsible Sourcing Network
May 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Just two weeks before conflict minerals filings with the SEC, Responsible Sourcing Network released their report titled: Indicators Shortlist: Measuring Performance in Conflict Minerals Reporting, a more in depth analysis of companies' conflict minerals reporting than their first "shortlist" produced in 2014.  In collaboration with Source...
May 26, 2015 5:00 PM ET
14 Conflict Minerals Questions Everyone Wants Answered
The reporting deadline for Conflict Minerals filing year 2015 is approaching (June 1) and while some companies have already filed, most are approaching the deadline with caution. After the recent Amnesty International report analyzing reporting year 2013 filings (...
May 16, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Conflict Minerals “Undeterminable”, the New Norm?
June 1, 2015 will be the second time publicly traded companies will be required to file their conflict minerals reports (CMRs) with the SEC. Enacted in 2010, Dodd-Frank 1502, a regulation with the goal to minimize minerals produced and refined under conflict, requires companies to...
Apr 20, 2015 9:15 AM ET