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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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Increasing Global Demand for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence
Recently proposed legislation to address conflict minerals in the European Union and Canada are just the tip of the iceberg in the landslide of demand for global adoption of legally and socially responsible sourcing practices.  As a result, key executives at the world’s most recognized companies are embracing a new era where supply chain transparency is no longer an option, but a requirement...
Apr 5, 2013 1:10 PM ET
SRZ Law Firm Leads the Charge for Conflict Minerals Compliance
The complexity of Conflict Minerals Compliance is an intense undertaking for companies. Attend the April 10th webinar to personally ask the questions you've been seeking answers to.  Register for: CONFLICT MINERALS: On April 10th, Industry Veterans speak out on the changing requirements of Due Diligence...
Apr 3, 2013 3:05 PM ET
Metal Miners Add Corporate Social Responsibility to Productivity and Cost Controls as Top Strategic Priorities
As the 3rd Annual Mining Americas Summit approaches, metal miners are keenly aware of the new social pressures placed on them by the new Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirements.  Public companies whose products are “in scope” or fall under the rule are required to disclose the origin of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) and address conflicted practices...
Apr 2, 2013 5:15 PM ET
SEC Final Rule Conclusion: Compliant Due Diligence Can Lead to Company and Brand Exposure
For anyone who’s read the 350+ page SEC Dodd-Frank Section 1502 final rule, there’s one conclusion: the complexity of compliant due diligence and the accompanying reporting requirements can lead to startling exposure for your Senior Management, your Company and your brand. Get the facts...
Apr 1, 2013 1:45 PM ET
FREE Conflict Minerals Webinar | Industry Veterans Discuss the Complexity of Compliant Due Diligence
For anyone who’s read the 350+ page SEC Dodd-Frank Section 1502 final rule, there’s one conclusion: the complexity of compliant due diligence and the accompanying reporting requirements can lead to startling exposure for your Senior Management, your Company and your brand. Get the facts...
Mar 29, 2013 5:20 PM ET

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