From the Source: Auto Industry Rates Corporate Responsibility as Core to Business

From the Source: Auto Industry Rates Corporate Responsibility as Core to Business

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 1:55pm

NGO study outlines best practices for SEC Conflict Minerals Rule compliance

JD Supra. On April 22, 2015, two human rights non-governmental organizations, Amnesty International and Global Witness, published a report, Digging for Transparency (the “Report”), analyzing compliance by US reporting companies with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) conflict minerals rules.  


Corruption currents: Vancouver emerges as money laundering hub

The Wall Street Journal. India strengthened its anti-corruption statutes, making bribery a “heinous crime” and lengthening prison sentences.


Tech, transparency and 5 ways to fix unsustainable supply chains

GreenBiz.  It's one thing for a company to make an internal decision about sustainability, like cutting energy use at corporate headquarters. 


Auto industry rates corporate responsibility as core to business

GreenBiz. Eighty-six percent of the world’s big automotive companies — those with revenues of at least $5 billion — say that corporate responsibility is a significant priority for their businesses, according to a 2015 survey by the Automotive Industry Action Group.


Target, H&M, Gap, Levi's Textile Mills save $14.7M, cut water use 36%

Environmental Leader.  More than 30 Chinese textile mills, many of which create clothing for major high-volume apparel brands and retailers including Target, Gap,  Levi’s and H&M, are saving $14.7 million annually by adopting efficiency measures in their production processes, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council.


Events -

Webinar on Demand - Best Practices for Smelter Disclosures: What Issuers and Non-Issuers Can Learn From Recent CMR's 

Watch this 30 minute webinar for critical insight on DFS1502 implications on smelters, smelter reporting formats, best practices, issuers and non-issuers trends, key take-aways, filing practices, lessons learned from recent filings, and benefits to SI's extended internal database of smelter data. You can find the registration link below. 

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Webinar on Demand - Conflict Minerals Reporting: How to Get it Right By May 2015

Watch this 30-minute webinar on demand 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. 

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Webinar on Demand - Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet

The standard "spreadsheet" method of tracking and monitoring 3rd party business partners and vendors is becoming insufficient. In response to companies looking for compliance solutions that meet their global compliance needs, thought leaders will present a complimentary webinar, "Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet." 

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FAQ - Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain

Ensure ethical sourcing of minerals in your supply chain, comply with regulations and maintain customer relationships. We compiled the top 14 questions we received this year so far and let our experts provide answers for you.

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Infographic - GHS Compliance Deadlines: OSHA's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling

Chemical regulations are evolving at such a fast pace that many companies are struggling to keep pace. This infographic will help you understand compliance requirements and deadlines before it's too late.

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FAQ - Smelter Verification Frequently Asked Questions

The Smelter Verification FAQ is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding verification of supplier provided smelter information basics, research and engagement for unknown smelters, issuers and non-issuers, and publicly available smelter information.

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ALERT - Conflict Minerals Filings Weekly Update

Stay informed on who filed with the SEC each week, by subscribing to this alert. 

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Guidelines - 2015 Anti-Corruption Compliance 

Source Intelligence powered by CREATe has compiled a reference guideline for any company looking to begin or improve their existing anti-corruption compliance program. Compiled from the framework of the FCPA and OECD guidelines, this piece covers 7 key categories that are essential for a complete anti-corruption program.

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Subscription - Alerts and Updates on Conflict Minerals Resource Center 

The CMRC provides subscription for real time alerts for updates that impact conflict minerals compliance, smelter information, and the most current regulation information. If you have not already signed up for these alerts, click below for free registration for the CMRC and to receive these real time alerts. 

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