Average U.S. Firm Screened Hundreds of Suppliers for Conflict Minerals

Average U.S. Firm Screened Hundreds of Suppliers for Conflict Minerals

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:00pm

Average U.S. Firm Screened Hundreds of Suppliers for Conflict Minerals
The Wall Street Journal. Some 1,300 U.S.-listed companies recently filed reports on whether their suppliers used minerals from mines blamed for fueling violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding area.

Canada to vote on conflict minerals legislation, should join support for mining reforms and livelihood projects in Congo
Enough Project. On September 24th, the Canadian House of Commons will hold a Second Reading vote on Bill C-486: The Conflict Minerals Act. 

Cotton harvest in Uzbekistan: Doctors and teachers in the field
UZ News. Angren medical workers, teachers, and kindergartens employees were sent to pick cotton on September 13. Interviews with forced cotton laborers offer insights into this year’s harvest.

Intel, UnitedHealth, Baxter, Unilever, Novo Nordisk among all-time Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) world members
Justmeans. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) follow a best-in-class approach to measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders. Only companies that lead their industries based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria are included in the indices.

Report - Conflict Minerals Year In Review
This report contains an analysis of supplier data from 2013 and highlights the key supplier segments that present the greatest challenge for companies in meeting their reporting goals. Download now to find out the best ways to engage these suppliers for your conflict minerals compliance program.  
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September 25 - The Conflict Minerals Big Picture - Free Webinar
Dr. Jennifer Kraus of Source Intelligence and Lawrence Heim of The Elm Consulting Group will build on the lessons learned from the first year of reporting and present a holistic approach to conflict minerals compliance that lays a foundation for total supply chain transparency.
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