From the Source: Earth Day 2015-Inspiring Evidence of a Paradigm Shift

From the Source: Earth Day 2015-Inspiring Evidence of a Paradigm Shift

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 9:30am

Digging for Transparency 

Amnesty International. Democratic Republic of Congo’s minerals are exported, smelted, and sold internationally, where they end up in cell phones, laptops, or as pieces of jewelry.  


Earth Day 2015: Inspiring evidence of a paradigm shift

Huffington Post. As Earth Day comes and goes, it is normal to feel a bit disillusioned that we must be given a designated day to appreciate our natural environment. However, if we take step back, we can see that small, yet significant, actions are taking place around the world. 


Conflict Minerals enter US unchecked, Hidden by 'Blind Spots' in supply chains

International Business Times. Nearly 80 percent of American companies are failing to adequately check their supply chain for “conflict minerals,” which are sourced from war-torn regions in Central Africa, according to a new report by Amnesty International and Global Witness.


Mexico's Congress passes anti-corruption law

Reuters. Mexico's Congress has approved an anti-corruption law that could help relieve pressure on President Enrique Pena Nieto's scandal-plagued government.


Tracing the source of 'Conflict Minerals'

The New York Times. From 1998 through 2002, my country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, endured a devastating civil war. The cease-fire that was supposed to end the fighting was purely nominal. Violence persisted, particularly in the east, and remains a constant feature of life here.



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

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FAQ - Smelter Verification Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Events -

Webinar - Best Practices for Smelter Disclosures: What Issuers and Non-Issuers Can Learn From Recent CMR's (April 30, 2015)

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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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