From the Source: Mandate for Manufacturers/Distributors - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

From the Source: Mandate for Manufacturers/Distributors - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

A loophole in the slavery bill could allow companies to hide supply chain abuses 
The Guardian. As a barrister who has been working at the highest levels on the global issues of slavery and trafficking for many years, I feel there is an urgent need to hold our corporations to account when they have subjected workers to enslavement either in the UK or overseas.

In praise of short sellers 
The New Yorker. In November, 2013, Whitney Tilson, who runs a small hedge fund called Kase Capital Management, gave a presentation to a group of money managers. 

Petrobras scandal prosecutors seek together anti-corruption laws
Reuters.  Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil's biggest corruption case called on Friday for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health.

Another mandate for manufacturers/distributors: conflict minerals disclosure
JD Supra. In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed a law called the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Action of 2010 (the Dodd-Frank Act).” 

Smelter Verification Alert Subscription
Environment Guru. 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. 



White Paper - RCOI: Essential Elements for Tracing Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain
If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your supply chain. 
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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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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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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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Webinar on Demand - 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 SourceIntelligence, 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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