How Companies Collect Smelter Data Post Conflict Minerals Filings

Jun 29, 2015 8:00 AM ET

With the conflict minerals reporting deadline for RY 2014 recently ending, thought leaders in the conflict minerals and supply chain transparency space gathered for the 3rd Marcus Evans Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Transparency Conference from June 23- 25 in Chicago, Illinois.

Earlier this week, workshops and panel discussions were held addressing strengthening CM programs, enhancing smelter verification, and improving future audits to fulfill evolving compliance expectations. Source Intelligence, leader in providing supply chain transparency and supplier performance management services, hosted the “Assessing Smelter Data, Quality, and Overall Verification Process Workshop” and panel discussion, “Building a Future Ready Conflict Minerals Program.”

Tristan Mecham, Director of Client Solutions, discussed what a successful smelter verification program looks like, why understanding smelters is essential for a successful conflict minerals program, and what information you should be collecting from your suppliers.

The session was interactive and collaborative as attendees discussed the issues they have had in collecting smelter information for RY 2014. Attendees gained insights on best practices moving forward.

If you were not able to attend this interactive session, the presentation material along with key take-aways, are now available here for your reference.