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Entries in Conflict MInerals (26)

Wednesday
Nov022016

Harrison Mitchell: Cobalt is a compliance headache (with a cure)

An interesting but little covered milestone was reached in Japan this year. The country now boasts more electric charging points for cars than it does petrol stations.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Joseph Spinelli: Risk assessments should be functional and geographical

In our 2015 ABC Report, Kroll asked respondents to identify what they considered to be the type of corrupt behavior the chief compliance officer must guard against.

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Tuesday
Sep092014

Even the Commerce Department can't find the conflict minerals

Image courtesy of the Conflict Minerals ConsortiumThe U.S. Department of Commerce has finally published its long awaited list of all known facilities that process tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold -- the so-called “conflict minerals.” Despite taking an additional year and seven months past its original deadline set in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, and despite using the combined resources and efforts of the Commerce Department, the OECD, and the U.S. Geological Survey, the list is inconclusive.

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Friday
Jun062014

SEC turns 80 -- shows little signs of slowing down

June 6 is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's 80th birthday. It's a good reason to revisit the agency's role in regulating the world's biggest securities market and the varying interpretations of its mission.

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Thursday
Jun052014

Issuers file conflict minerals reports, most say sourcing is unclear

Reporting companies filed Form SDs with the SEC Monday, and most said its not fully clear if their products contain conflict minerals from Africa's Congo region.

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Friday
May162014

Court (succinctly) denies stay in conflict minerals case

Photo courtesy of Aljazeera, via YouTubeIn a one-sentence order Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. denied the National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM's) emergency motion to stay enforcement of the SEC's conflict minerals.

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Monday
May052014

SEC grants partial stay of conflict minerals rule

Photo courtesy of Aljazeera via YouTubeThe SEC issued a partial stay of the conflict minerals rule Friday, officially postponing the date for compliance with the portion of the rule that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated on April 14.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

SEC issues guidance for conflict minerals reporting

The SEC said Tuesday it expects issuers to file Form SD and any related Conflict Minerals Report by the May 31 deadline in accordance with the portion of the disclosure rule upheld by the D.C. circuit federal appeals court earlier this month.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Two SEC commissioners want to scrap conflict mineral rule

SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, appointed on August 15, 2013Two of the SEC's five commissioners said Monday the conflict mineral disclosure rule shouldn't be enforced during a federal court challenge and the entire rule should be struck down.

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Friday
Apr252014

First conflict minerals report is filed with the SEC 

The first conflict minerals report was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday by Taiwan-based Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Advice for companies after conflict minerals ruling

Tungsten, courtesy of Enough Project via YouTubeAn appellate court Monday struck down part of the conflict-minerals rule, leaving SEC-reporting companies wondering what disclosures to include in their conflict minerals reports due on May 31.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Appeals court strikes down part of conflict minerals disclosure rule

Tantalum, courtesy of Enough Project via YouTubeThe federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit issued its opinion Monday in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et al., v. Securities and Exchange Commission that partially struck down the SEC's conflict minerals disclosure rule.

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