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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Have I Done Enough Conflict Minerals Due Diligence?
As the conflict minerals reporting deadline approaches, many companies are asking what is considered sufficient due diligence to meet Dodd-Frank 1502. ...
Apr 17, 2015 9:35 AM ET
Responsible Sourcing of Minerals: Hurdles to a Conflict-Free Supply Chain
Via the OECD Insight series, Tyler Gillard and Roel Nieuwenkamp paradoxically write about the challenges of having only “conflict-free” minerals in supply chains and also the strong (and immediate) need for responsible mineral supply chains. ...
Mar 30, 2015 3:25 PM ET
Conflict Minerals: Know Who Has Filed
As the June 1st deadline to report conflict minerals filings to the SEC approaches, Form SDs are trickling in. While it is expected the majority of filings will occur near the June 1st deadline, notable companies like Apple have jumpstarted the deadline and filed early. It will be interesting to see how many companies file this year as reporting year 2014 marks the last year publicly...
Mar 20, 2015 1:20 PM ET
Intel’s Conflict Minerals Process Featured in Fast Company
With Conflict Minerals Filings right around the corner (June 1), more talk about ethical sourcing and conflict minerals in supply chains will arise. For the April 2015 issue of Fast Company, Rachel Heller Zaimont, talks with Carolyn Duran, Director of Intel’s Supply Chain, on Intel’s process of identifying and eradicating conflict minerals in their microprocessors. In order for Intel to...
Mar 20, 2015 12:25 PM ET
Case Study-Based Guidance on 3TG Compliance
Jennifer Kraus, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and EVP Operations of Source Intelligence, presents case-study based guidance on: The first step to accurate data The process and timing necessary to compile supplier data If filing “undeterminable” is right for your company How to develop a program that works for 2014 reporting year and beyond ...
Feb 13, 2015 12:25 PM ET