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 Reporting: How to Get It Right By May 2015
January 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today is the last day to register for a complimentary how-to conflict minerals webinar. Jennifer Kraus, PhD Chief Scientific Officer and EVP Operations of Source Intelligence will present a 30-minute webinar for case study based guidance on the first step to accurate conflict minerals data, the process and timing necessary to compile supplier data, if filing “...
Jan 28, 2015 5:05 PM ET
The Growing Pains of Being Conflict-Free
Bianca Consunji writes for Mashable about the unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank Section 1502, or what some miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo call “Obama’s Law”.  Bianca concludes the Conflict Minerals rule has in fact reduced the black market of Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold, “3Ts and gold” for warlords, which has prolonged “decades of terror within the country”; yet, the...
Jan 27, 2015 12:15 PM ET
Walk Free Calls on European Parliament to Take Action on Conflict Minerals
Walk Free, a movement of 8 million people fighting to end global modern slavery, has initiated a “Call on the European Parliament to take action on conflict minerals” campaign. Although the...
Jan 13, 2015 12:50 PM ET
Companies Ready? Increased Scrutiny in Conflict Minerals Reporting
With only 5 months away until the next conflict minerals reporting deadline, companies are mobilizing to address conflict minerals in their supply chains. Reporting year 2015 will mark the first year companies that are subject to Section 1502 of the Dodd Frank Act will no longer be able to file “undeterminable” in their reports.   The verification of supplier-...
Jan 8, 2015 9:45 AM ET
DOJ and SEC Escalate Action and Issue More Than 1/2 Billion in Fines in First Half of 2014 - Is Your Compliance Oversight Effective?
WASHINGTON / Carlsbad, Calif., August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – According to a 2014 Mid-Year FCPA Update, during the first half of 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated 15 anti-corruption enforcement actions, 3 of which totaled $494 million in fines. Source Intelligence® and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade...
Aug 14, 2014 5:05 AM ET