Groundbreaking Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Expands Reach

Groundbreaking Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Expands Reach

Source Intelligence Joins Forces With Elm Sustainability Partners
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:10am

CONTENT: Press Release

Sept. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/- Carlsbad, California based Source Intelligence and North Haven Connecticut based Elm Sustainability Partners launch an unparalleled conflict minerals due diligence offering that bundles top consulting with the leading cloud-based CM solution provider.  The alliance provides Elm use of Source Intelligence smelter/refiner data and call center support.

“Our new partnership with Elm shows our commitment to create optimized conflict minerals compliance programs to benefit companies with a wide range of requirements,” commented Source Intelligence CEO, Jess Kraus. “As we quickly approach our 200th global brand implementation, now even more brands can take advantage of our rigorous smelter/refiner verification and data QC processes in conjunction with Elm expertise.”

“Client needs evolved after the 2013 SEC conflict minerals filing.  For 2014, the bar was dramatically raised on smelter/refiner validation efforts companies undertake on their own,” noted Lawrence Heim, Director and Elm’s leading expert in conflict minerals compliance. “We can now integrate Source Intelligence’s smelter/refiner due diligence data and verification on a stand-alone basis into a company’s existing conflict minerals program.”

This Thursday, September 25th, Dr. Jennifer Kraus of Source Intelligence and Lawrence Heim of Elm Sustainability Partners will build on the lessons learned from the first year of conflict minerals reportting and present a holistic approach to conflict minerals compliance that lays a foundation for total supply chain transparency in The Conflict Minerals Big Picture Webinar.

About Source Intelligence (
Source Intelligence® is a next generation supplier management software company that provides a SaaS platform to help customers make informed decisions about their business partners and suppliers, so they can offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. Its cloud-based information and analytics platform provides customers with unprecedented visibility into product supply chains and material sources. Founded in 2009, Source Intelligence® has headquarters in Carlsbad, California and has operations around the world. To learn more, request a demo of the platform here.

About Elm Sustainability Partners LLC (
Elm began working with conflict minerals immediately after passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.  Parent company Elm Sustainability Partners LLC is a health, safety, environmental and sustainability (HSES) management consultancy.  Our core competency is HSES auditing and program development/implementation, with Principals averaging more than 20 years experience.  Elm Sustainability Partners LLC was created in 2012 as a subsidiary to focus on our conflict minerals offerings and has provided conflict minerals advisory services to companies ranging from $100million in annual revenue to Fortune 5.


Source Intelligence® Contact:

Lina Ramos, Chief Business Officer

(877) 916 6337 ext. 1017


Elm Sustainability Partners Contact

Lawrence Heim, Director