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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Recognized Global Supply Chain Innovator Joins World Class Speaker Line-Up at the Inaugural Global Symposium
The Head of Global Supply Chain for Tata Consultancy Services, Christopher Gopal, is one of the elite speakers for the inaurgual Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict...
Apr 30, 2013 11:05 AM ET
Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Announces Additions to World Class Speaker Line-up
Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Michael R. Littenberg joins industry leaders speaking at the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  This invitation-only event will provide senior corporate and...
Apr 29, 2013 10:15 AM ET
Conflict Minerals Clock Thunders in Global Brands Ears
Within the last month, the Conflict Minerals 'clock' has gone from a mild tick to a loud thunder in the ears of Global Brands. Source Intelligence has received unrivaled amounts of Request For Proposals (RFP) indicating mass awareness of the importance to comply.  For anyone who’s read the 350+ page SEC Dodd-Frank Section 1502 final rule, you know the Conflict Minerals clock is ticking...
Apr 25, 2013 10:45 AM ET
Insight into Global Brands' Concerns Surrounding Conflict Mineral Legislation
In a recent Source Intelligence webinar, companies showed unprecedented interest in the Canadian Conflict Minerals Bill C-486, sponsored by Paul Dewar, a Member of Parliament.  Mr. Dewar generously offered to answer the webinar attendees inquires. Below are a couple of examples; click here for the balance of the...
Apr 25, 2013 6:05 AM ET
Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Convenes a Diverse Cross-Section of Speakers
The Conflict Minerals Consortium presents the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Consortium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.   This invitation-only event will convene a diverse cross-section of speakers including Resource Global, Biogen...
Apr 24, 2013 9:45 AM ET

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