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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 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 »

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 »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Aviation Carbon Price, Oil Production, Supply Chains

As predicted, President Obama formally nominated Ernest J. Moniz, a physicist and advocate of natural gas and nuclear power, to run the Department of Energy. He nominated clean air regulator Gina McCarthy to head the EPA. Michael A. Levi, a climate and energy fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said that … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Keystone XL, Edge Products Penalty, Fallow Farmland

The Keystone XL pipeline will have a greater impact on climate than previously thought because it will expand the tar sands industry and lead to increased combustion of a dirty form of oil, a study from Oil Change International finds. The report says that current analyses are undercounting carbon emissions … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Illegal Waste Export, E. Coli Limits, EPA 2012 Results

Executive Recycling, formerly of Englewood, Co., and two of its top executives were convicted of criminal charges for illegal export of hazardous waste, smuggling, obstruction of justice, and wire and mail fraud in a Denver federal court. Brandon Richter is the former owner and CEO; executive Tor Olson was also … Read more »