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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“Build vs. Buy” to Address Conflict Minerals Compliance: Critical Cost and Resources Considerations
The 11th hour is here. Thousands of companies in retail, consumer products, electronics, automotive and other impacted industries are making decisions to tackle the issue of conflict minerals within their supply chain now that the first reporting year, which began January 1, 2013, is in full swing.  Because of the legal and financial significance of the SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 due...
Mar 14, 2013 5:35 PM ET
Electronics Components Distributors Save on Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering
The goal of filtering is to reduce the effort required for compliance by only querying suppliers whose products are in scope. For companies, particularly electronics components distributors, with thousands of products that need to be considered, effective filtering can help reduce the compliance burden and the number of data collection inquiries passed up the supply chain. However, the desire...
Mar 13, 2013 4:30 PM ET
Retailers Cut Conflict Mineral Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering
Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on conflict minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products—such as retailers with name brands—the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially...
Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Get the Full White Paper - Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Examined: Considerations for Compliance
Request a demo Download the NEXT white paper "Product Filtering The First Critical Step In Conflict Mineral Compliance" Click below to download the Full White Paper - Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Examined:...
Mar 13, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Electronics Recycling Industry: Critical Considerations for R2 Certifications
Responsible Recycling, known as R2, is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry, setting a high bar for practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process. With the recent adoption of the R2 Guidance document, this webinar will touch on: An overview of R2 Due Diligence requirements and why it is a best...
Mar 12, 2013 5:00 PM ET