Source Intelligence Working with CFSI for More Ethical Sourcing Solutions

Nov 10, 2016 12:50 PM ET
Campaign: Conflict Minerals

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 annual meeting in Santa Clara, which ends on Nov. 10. Attendees are expected to address successes to date, emerging ethical sourcing issues and more. The CFSI conference runs in tandem with the annual Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) “Responsible Electronics” conference.

One issue expected to be discussed at this week’s conferences is whether to add cobalt to the list of minerals under mandatory regulation and monitoring.  Recent reports by the news media and human rights organizations have highlighted the use of forced labor and child labor in rogue African cobalt mines. Cobalt is a key ingredient for lithium batteries, which are used in everything from cell phones to electric vehicles.  

Source Intelligence, whose foundation was built on an SaaS platform for conflict minerals tracing and verification, is now a one-stop solution for a range of responsible-sourcing needs covering anti-corruption, modern-day slavery, restricted substances, palm oil and more.  SI will be working with its customers and with CFSI to develop solutions for future needs, including cobalt.

Source Intelligence® (SI) is a global network of businesses linked together to expedite the exchange and validation of compliance information. SI's cloud-based SaaS platform helps customers make informed decisions about business partners to offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. The company's information and analytics platform provides customers with visibility into supply chains in order to comply with the law, minimize operational and brand risk, and improve efficiency. Founded in 2009 by career experts in environmental solutions and analytics, Source Intelligence® has headquarters in Carlsbad, California and operations worldwide. SI has received multiple awards, including the "2015 GRC Innovation Award" by analyst firm GRC 20/20, "Most Promising Supply Chain Tech Solution Provider for 2014 and 2015" by CIO Review, and CEO Jess Kraus was recently named "CEO of the Year" by CIO Review. +1 877-916-6337.

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