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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Electronics Manufacturers Optimize Conflict Minerals Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering
Many companies are currently asking themselves how to address 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 challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every...
Mar 12, 2013 9:35 AM ET
Consumer Manufacturers Cut Conflict Minerals Compliance Costs With Product Filtering
Many companies are asking how to address 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 challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1...
Mar 11, 2013 7:25 PM ET
Medical Device Manufacturers Avoid Conflict Minerals Compliance Cost 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 challenging. The...
Mar 11, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Compliance: Resources to Meet Supplier Due Diligence Requirements
March 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Companies have limited options to meet the legal requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Most companies don’t have human or capital resources to build an internal force to implement the supplier tracing, data collection and reporting as required under the new supplier due diligence process. To date, companies have had two options: 1) hire consultants on an hourly...
Mar 8, 2013 5:30 PM ET
New Source Intelligence Networking Platform Enables Global Supply Chain Transparency
Today Source Intelligence, a Source 44 Company, launched a Supplier Networking platform designed to simplify regulatory compliance and enable supply chain transparency by connecting companies across the supply chain. "Connecting with tier one suppliers is no longer enough," said Matt Thorn, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Source Intelligence. "Our platform is quickly becoming...
Mar 8, 2013 1:50 PM ET

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