New Conflict Minerals Resource Center Supports 15,000 Member Companies

Jan 24, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Campaign: Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Resource Center

With it’s January 21st launch, the Conflict Minerals Resource Center (CMRC) has seen an influx of new members. Seven of the world’s largest industry associations collaborate with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch the first cross-industry training and resource center, addressing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Conflict Minerals compliance regulation. Source Intelligence has developed the CMRC to support over 15,000 member companies who collectively generate over $3 trillion (USD) in GDP and hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs. 

Key representatives from the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) worked with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel to align training and resource center priorities to provide member companies with the information they need to comply with the SEC regulation.

The goal of the joint initiative is to deploy easy-to-use Conflict Minerals compliance tools across the seven industry associations. By providing the member companies and their vendors and contractors with the information and resources needed to meet the compliance requirements, all players along the supply chain can spend less time navigating policy, and more time producing the products and services that generate economic growth and jobs. 

These tools will help companies understand the complicated requirements of the regulation, recognizing that it is the responsibility of individual companies to identify their specific compliance obligations and handle the real challenges that remain as they design their own programs.

“Source Intelligence is honored to be entrusted with providing the nation’s leading manufacturing and retail companies with the most complete resource for managing conflict minerals compliance,” commented Jess Kraus, CEO and co-founder of Source Intelligence. “Our market leadership servicing global brands has enabled us to build the largest network of suppliers in the world. Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel, the premier law firm in conflict mineral compliance, are combining our experience, best practices and resource libraries to provide a comprehensive training and resource center to inform and educate companies in these vital industries.” 

Access the conflict minerals training and resource center by registering today at