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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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"You're not addressing the biggest question" | Conflict Minerals Compliance
Hundreds of Global Brand companies attended this week's Source Intelligence webinar: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence. We received countless questions, which we will release later this week, but what question is the "biggest question" that seems to be on anyone's mind?  Q.) What if...
Apr 12, 2013 2:55 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Webinar Attendees Speak Out: What does RCOI Stand for and Why Should I Care?
Hundreds of Global Brand Officers attended today’s Source Intelligence webinar: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence. We received countless questions, which we will release later this week, however one question seemed to be on the viewers minds… What does RCOI stand for? RCOI is the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry....
Apr 10, 2013 7:05 PM ET
Global Brands Seek Expert Insight as They Begin Implementation of their Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs
“How should we select suppliers?”, “What will the effect be on non-public companies?”, “What percentage of suppliers are "enough" in order to be compliant?”, “Are their systems which can assist?” There certainly was no shortage of questions during today’s Source Intelligence Conflict Minerals webinar where industry experts discussed the complexity of implementing a compliant Conflict...
Apr 10, 2013 12:00 PM ET
Global Webcast and Insights on the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486
According to the sponsor of the Bill C-486, “The Conflict Minerals Act requires Canadian companies to exercise due diligence before and while exploiting and trading minerals from the Great Lakes Region, to ensure that no armed groups engaged in illegal activities have benefited from the extraction, processing, or use of those minerals. By requiring public disclosure of this due...
Apr 9, 2013 11:35 AM ET
Conflict Minerals: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence
SRZ partner Michael R. Littenberg will speak at Source Intelligence's...
Apr 8, 2013 2:30 PM ET

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