Conflict Minerals Compliance Efforts Increase with Upcoming Dodd Frank Reporting Deadline

Conflict Minerals Compliance Efforts Increase with Upcoming Dodd Frank Reporting Deadline

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:30pm

Bloomberg: Sony compliance officer recommended probe of India payments
The FCPA Blog. Sony Corp. started an investigation last year of its India entertainment operations for possible bidding fraud, kickbacks, and bribery, according to internal emails leaked as part of a cyber attack on the company. 


Conflict minerals compliance efforts increase with upcoming Dodd Frank reporting deadline
Business & Human Rights Resource Center. With only 5 months away until the next conflict minerals reporting deadline, companies are mobilizing to address conflict minerals in their supply chains.


7 key questions to ask before the 2015 GHS deadline As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the U.S., businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). 


Gold rush threat to tropical forests
BBC News. Global demand for gold is putting some of the most remote and pristine tropical forests at risk, scientists warn.


Forced labor in Uzbekistan
The Guardian. The Jan. 11 Book World review of Sven Beckert’s "Empire of Cotton" ["Torments and benefits of cotton capitalism"]  presented an impressive account of the history of state-supported violence in the cotton sector.




E-Book - 2015 Conflict Minerals Filings - Insights from 2014
An E-Book of our most influential white papers of 2014 that have guided companies to conflict minerals compliance. The E-Book includes white papers on Overcoming Supplier Resistance, Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs Implementation: An Analysis of 4 Prevailing Approaches, Moving Beyond Supplier Provided Information: A Guide To Smelter Verification, and the 2015 Guide to a Successful Conflict Minerals Program.  
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Diagnostic - Smelter Verification Diagnostic
A complimentary smelter verification diagnostic that will authenticate the validity of your smelters based on data from official sources, such as the LBMA, CSFI, RJC, DOC, and OECD. (Limited availability)
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Conflict Minerals Resource Center - New Feature for Updates on Smelter Information
The Conflict Minerals Resource Center (CMRC) has recently added a new feature that alerts members of the CMRC when there has been a notable change made to smelters and reporting templates. To watch a quick "How to" Video on the new smelter verification section and important updates on the CMRC, please use this  link. If you would like to register for the CMRC use the link below.
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Webinar - Conflict Minerals Reporting: How to Get it Right By May 2015
Join us for a 30-minute webinar with Jennifer Kraus, Chief Scientific Officer and EVP Operations of Source Intelligence, for case study based guidance on the first step to accurate data, the process and timing necessary to compile supplier data, if filing “undeterminable” is right for your company, and how to develop a program that works for 2014 reporting and beyond. Date/Time: January 29th at 10 AM PST.

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Webinar on Demand - Case Study Roadmap: Addressing Global Corruption Risk
In today's global economy companies are in need of addressing their corruption risk throughout their 3rd party business partners and suppliers. The webinar Case Study Roadmap: Addressing Global Corruption Risk,  explores how addressing the fundamental risk of corruption, within your value chain, is a top priority for anyone conducting business on a worldwide scale. It explains and demonstrates how companies can manage their supply chains while having the ability to coordinate, communicate, and engage with their 3rd party business partners and suppliers. Register below to watch the webinar on demand.

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