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Updated Conflict Minerals Reporting Template Online

The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative has published its new Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT 4.0). A multi-industry tool to facilitate transfer of information throughout the supply chain in support of conflict-free sourcing, CMRT 4.0 includes an updated Standard Smelter List and numerous translation improvements. A key update reflected in the CMRT … Read more »

UL Launches Conflict Minerals Platform to Meet Reporting Requirements

UL Launches Conflict Minerals Platform to Meet Reporting Requirements

UL’s Information & Insights division has launched WERCSmart Conflict Minerals Platform to help companies meet conflict minerals reporting requirements. Most corporations struggling to meet the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 reporting requirements still don’t know if their products contain conflict minerals or not, UL says. The opacity of complex global supply chains … Read more »

Conflict Minerals Filings Below Estimates

More than 1,300 companies made their first conflict minerals filings in accordance with a new Securities and Exchange Commission rule, though the number was far less than expected, according to a report by Ernst & Young. Early estimates indicated around 6,000 companies would be affected by the rule and that … Read more »

Did Your Company Make the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline?

Did Your Company Make the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline?

Thousands of automotive, electronics and manufacturing companies were required by law to file a conflict minerals report with the US Securities and Exchange Commission by May 31 — but the bulk of those companies likely missed the deadline. A March survey by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) of more … Read more »

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Struck Down

 A federal appeals court struck down a requirement that companies to disclose whether their products contain minerals from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), The Hill reports. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals court said a provision of the rule promulgated from the Dodd-Frank Act forcing companies to publicly … Read more »

Few Companies Ready for Conflict Minerals Reporting

Only 4 percent of public companies have completed a draft of conflict minerals filings, and 90 percent haven’t even begun drafting or have only developed initial drafts. Reporting requirements for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank mandated conflict minerals rule are due on May 31, but a significant number of public companies are … Read more »

Compliance Software Aid Introduced

Zero Wait-State introduced its newest application, LoadState, which the company says works with Oracle’s Agile PLM Product Governance and Compliance module to streamline the collection of supplier data for REACH and Conflict Mineral Compliance. The provider of product lifecycle management services developed the product with input and feedback from their … Read more »

Industry Associations Launch Conflict Minerals Compliance Center

Major industry associations including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have teamed up to address conflict minerals compliance questions. AAFA, NEMA, the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation, the Toy Industry Association and … Read more »

Sustainability Reporting Changes Top EY’s 2014 Trends List

The forthcoming conflict minerals reporting deadlines and transition to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 reporting are among the 2014 sustainability trends that Ernst & Young’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services group have identified for companies. The top trends, according to EY, are: Meeting Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502’s approaching deadline. … Read more »

3E Releases Supply Chain Product Compliance Platform

3E Releases Supply Chain Product Compliance Platform

3E Company has released a supply chain product compliance platform, 3ESC, which the environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services provider says helps mitigate supply chain risk. The new web-based platform is the foundation for 3E’s supply chain practice and it includes a range of associated content … Read more »

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk Launches Conflict Minerals Monitoring Tool

Ecodesk has launched a monitoring tool for businesses to track conflict minerals used in their supply chains. Founder Robert Clarke says the tool is part of Ecodesk’s vision to be an early warning system for non-financial factors in supply chains, providing businesses with an understanding of potential problems before they … Read more »

15 Tips for Complying with the Conflict Minerals Provision of the Dodd Frank Act

The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act came into effect on January 1 this year, and Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals requires compliance from all public companies that are listed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) under Sections 13(a) or 15(d). The law requires these issuers … Read more »