From the Source: India's Conflict Minerals

From the Source: India's Conflict Minerals

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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:00pm


India's conflict minerals

National Geographic. The gunman at the jungle’s edge lived and died by different names. Some knew him as Prashant, others as Paramjeet. Occasionally he called himself Gopalji, trading the alias with another insurgent leader to further confuse the Indian authorities trying to hunt him down.


Conflict minerals filings -- round two 

JD Supra.  Form SD filings are due June 1st

 (May 31st falls on a Sunday).  For those who have been diligently working on your company’s annual report and proxy statement, it is time to turn your attention to conflict minerals and Form SD.


In face of protests, Brazil's Rousseff offers anti-corruption measures

LA Times. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday announced a package of anti-corruption measures that she will send to Congress, as she and her party face a backlash over the massive scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras.


Is the EPA having a transparency crisis?

The Guardian. A review of federal agencies’ transparency as part of the open-government initiative Sunshine Week has left the US Environmental Protection Agency badly burnt.


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A pitfall in international trade

The National Law Review. Just as in 2014, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act  (“FCPA”) should be top of mind for any automotive company conducting or considering international business.



White Paper - RCOI: Essential Elements for Tracing Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain

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FAQ - Smelter Verification Frequently Asked Questions

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ALERT - Conflict Minerals Filings Weekly Update

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Anti Corruption - 2015 Compliance Guidelines

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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