Conflict Minerals Impacts the Petroleum Industry

Conflict Minerals Impacts the Petroleum Industry

American Petroleum Institute Storage Tank Conference 2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:40pm

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Celebrating its 20th year, the American Petroleum Institute (API) features Source Intelligence’s Dr. Michelle Turner to address conflict minerals. The API Storage Tank Conference is combining forces with a new API conference: API Valves and Piping Conference. Combined these two events October 15-16, 2014, will give attendees an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards, and to hear about emerging trends from industry experts. This two-day conference offers over 65 sessions in 3 conference tracks addressing the needs of individuals involved in production systems, pipelines, terminals, refining and chemical manufacturing, and storage facilities. Each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream and downstream players in the supply chain. A growing concern is new regulations impacting these suppliers such as conflict minerals disclosure requirements.

On August 22, 2012, the SEC adopted Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Rule requiring public companies to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG) originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. According to the Government Office of Accountability, thousands of public companies will be impacted directly and hundreds of thousands of private companies or "non-issuers" will be impacted indirectly.

Dr. Michelle Turner of Source Intelligence will be presenting on October 16th, on how to be compliance ready for 2014 Conflict Minerals Reporting:

•   Background of the legislation

•   Conflict Minerals Compliance Industry Learnings

•   Best Practices 5-Step Process to Compliance

•   Immediate steps to meet your tracking and reporting requirements


The panel includes a cross-stakeholder perspective:

Dr. Michelle Turner - Source Intelligence, SaaS Compliance Platform and Supplier

Michelle Wilhelm Turner, MS, PhD

Dr. Michelle Wilhelm Turner is Director of Sustainability and Compliance Services at Source Intelligence. Michelle provides oversight on supply chain risk and conflict minerals compliance programs for companies in the apparel, retail and manufacturing industries. In addition, she leads environmental, health and safety compliance services and provides expertise on management systems following the ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and Responsible Recycling standards. Prior to Source Intelligence, Michelle worked in academia performing environmental health research and in environmental consulting with projects focused on air quality compliance. Dr. Turner obtained a Doctorate degree in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Environmental Health Sciences from UCLA. She also holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices from UCSD and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate.