From the Source: EU Lawmakers Seek Ban on Conflict Minerals in Surprise Vote

May 22, 2015 9:00 AM ET

From the Source: EU Lawmakers Seek Ban on Conflict Minerals in Surprise Vote

EU lawmakers seek ban on "blood metals" in surprise vote

Reuters. The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to ban all products that contain "blood metals" sold by African warlords, but the legislation is likely to be blocked by EU governments who fear it would impose an unrealistic burden on business.


EU Parliament Backs Mandatory Conflict Minerals Reporting

Wall Street Journal. European companies that import tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, will likely have to certify that their supply chains are free of minerals blamed for fueling violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after a vote by the European Parliament on Tuesday.


Crowdsourcing anti-corruption: 'Like Yelp, but bad for governments'

The Guardian. From Kenya to India, online platforms are springing up to tackle bribery in developing countries, but reporting needs to translate into action.


Supply chain hyper transparency

CERM Risk Insights. Determining how to collect compliance and sustainability data from suppliers has been an on-going challenge for brands and retailers for many years.


The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: New guidance and increased enforcement efforts

JD Supra. The State of California has recently stepped up enforcement of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2012.


Events -

Webinar - Conflict Minerals Reporting: What Makes a Winning Report and Why May 27, 10 AM PST/1 PM EST

Join us for a dialog with Responsible Sourcing Network to discuss leading performance indicators developed to measure companies' conflict minerals best practices and reporting.

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Webinar on Demand - Best Practices for Smelter Disclosures: What Issuers and Non-Issuers Can Learn From Recent CMR's 

This webinar provides critical insight on DFS1502 implications on smelters, smelter reporting formats, best practices, issuers and non-issuers trends, key take-aways, filing practices, lessons learned from recent filings, and benefits to SI's extended internal database of smelter data. 

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Webinar on Demand - Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet

The standard "spreadsheet" method of tracking and monitoring 3rd party business partners and vendors is becoming insufficient. In response to companies looking for compliance solutions that meet their global compliance needs, thought leaders will present a complimentary webinar, "Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet." 

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FAQ - Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain

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Infographic - OSHA's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling

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FAQ - Smelter Verification Frequently Asked Questions

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ALERT - Conflict Minerals Filings Weekly Update

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Guidelines - 2015 Anti-Corruption Compliance 

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Subscription - Alerts and Updates on Conflict Minerals Resource Center 

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