The 3ESC supply chain compliance platform from 3E Company was updated to facilitate the exchange of conflict minerals data across the global supply chain. 3ESC Supply Chain Solutions can generate an automated Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) for customers, helping them make choices about the materials and suppliers within their supply chains as well as comply with disclosure requirements.
This conflict minerals functionality is designed to help clients satisfy the obligations set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Section 1502, which requires manufacturers report on their efforts to mitigate the risk that any tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold in their products originated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining covered country and funded conflict or armed groups.
The new 3ESC CMRT generator feature lets users quickly and easily create, store, and manage company- and product- level CMRTs using information collected from suppliers and export them in the current industry-standard Conflict- Free Sourcing Initiative format, the company says. Users can compose company- and division-level reporting profiles, aggregate conflict minerals data for user-defined groups of materials, and create and update their own compliant CMRTs. 3E Company reports that the new feature significantly
reduces the time required for clients to fulfill CMRT requests from their downstream customers. The platform also uses automated business rules to determine answers to conflict minerals questions and populates the reporting template with aggregated mineral smelter data from 3E’s knowledge base.