Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals

In 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act into law. Section 1502 of that act addresses the international trade and use of Conflict Minerals. 

But what are Conflict Minerals and how do they affect our everyday lives? Like the similar issue of Conflict Diamonds or Blood Diamonds, the term Conflict Minerals refers to minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, mostly in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Source Intelligence can help you understand some of the key points surrounding this issue and what it means for consumers and companies in the United States.

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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Releases Latest Reporting Conflict Minerals Reporting Template
CARLSBAD, Calif., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- One of the most important efforts to trace whether conflict minerals are entering global supply chains is the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As highlighted on the CFSI...
Dec 8, 2016 12:00 PM ET
Companies Should Act Now: EU Conflict Minerals Rules Finalized
NOvember 30, 2016 /3BL Media/  - The European Union’s governing bodies have reached agreement on conflict minerals regulation, making it the second largest industrial region requiring companies to investigate their supply chains in order to stem the use of gold and other metals whose production...
Nov 30, 2016 6:05 PM ET
Source Intelligence Working with CFSI for More Ethical Sourcing Solutions
Source Intelligence, the first vendor member of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), is quickly working with the organization to further enhance and expand solutions for global businesses concerned about removing all known and potential conflict minerals in their supply chains. Source Intelligence is actively participating in CFSI’s...
Nov 10, 2016 12:50 PM ET
Conflict Minerals Program: Build or Buy
A conflict minerals legislation has been in the works for the European Union since 2014. There have been many updates since then, but there are still some fundamental differences that need to be worked out. The last update came in March, when we first learned about the...
May 18, 2016 4:50 PM ET
Source Intelligence to Host Free Webinar on Feb. 2 Regarding Pending Conflict Mineral Rules in European Union
February 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence, the global leader for supply chain management and compliance solutions, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, to provide expert insights and answers to the conflict minerals regulations coming to the European Union later this year. The webinar – “Conflict Minerals: When, What and How to Comply” – begins at 11 a.m. Central...
Feb 1, 2016 7:05 PM ET