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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Conflict Minerals Compliance Gets Board Level Attention: Know the New Definition of Due Diligence
Familiarize yourself with the new definition of due diligence by reading the following Technical White Paper: Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Examined: Considerations for Compliance...
Mar 7, 2013 7:20 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Examined: Considerations for Compliance
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 5, 2013 6:15 AM ET
Conflict Minerals: Supplier Filtering to Avoid Costly Mistakes
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 4, 2013 6:40 PM ET
Conflict Minerals: Avoid Excess Cost with Supplier 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 4, 2013 1:40 PM ET
Daily Use of Conflict Minerals in America
Ever since Dodd-Frank Section 1502 was passed “Conflict Minerals” have become industry buzz words. What are “Conflict Minerals” and why should it matter to the average American? Conflict Minerals are minerals mined in conditions of...
Mar 1, 2013 7:05 AM ET

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