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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Source Intelligence Launches “Conflict Minerals Resource Center” Today
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. Reporting requirements to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in products...
Mar 29, 2013 3:45 PM ET
Human Rights Take Front and Center in the Company Board Room
It’s that time of year.  Annual meeting of Shareholders season is in full swing, and across the globe, meeting minutes are including something along the lines of: “RESOLVED, stockholders of Company X will Identify Human Rights Risks in the Supply Chain”. From a purely business perspective, the goal is to manage the risk of human rights violations due to the risks to shareholder value...
Mar 28, 2013 5:25 PM ET
Industry Veterans Speak Out on 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 behind compliant due diligence. Reporting requirements to publicly disclose the origin of gold...
Mar 28, 2013 6:05 AM ET
CONFLICT MINERALS: On April 10th, Industry Veterans Will Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence
For anyone who’s read the 350+ page SEC Dodd-Frank Section 1502 final rule, there’s the 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 behind compliant due diligence. Reporting requirements to...
Mar 27, 2013 5:40 PM ET
Component and Equipment Suppliers to the Oil and Gas Industry Exposed to Conflict Minerals Compliance Violation
Oil and gas mega brands have both the court of law and the court of public opinion to answer to when it comes to the recently passed Dodd Frank Section 1502 reporting requirements, especially now that the first reporting period began on January 1, 2013. Any products containing the 3TG (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) triggers disclosure requirements for the companies...
Mar 22, 2013 1:00 PM ET

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