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Entries in Conflict MInerals (26)

Wednesday
Apr092014

New SEC guidance on conflict minerals disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday issued guidance on the conflict-minerals disclosure requirements contained in the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Monday
Mar102014

European Commission issues draft conflict minerals rule

Image courtesy of Global Witness via YouTubeThe European Commission issued a draft regulation on conflict minerals Wednesday, outlining a voluntary self-certification system that's not limited to central Africa.

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Friday
Mar072014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 3)

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold This post is the third and last in a series exploring the topic of conflict minerals.

In Part oneexamined the origins of the reporting requirement. In Part two, we explored what constitutes sufficient due diligence in an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

Part three gives a nonexhaustive checklist of compliance best practices that companies can consult to begin their examination and reporting activities.

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Thursday
Mar062014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 2) 

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold

This post is the second in a series of three on the topic of conflict minerals.

The first post examined the origins of the reporting requirement, and this installment will explore what constitutes sufficient due diligence in an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 1)

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and goldThis post is the first in a series of three on the topic of conflict minerals. The first examines the origins of the reporting requirement, and the following two will explore what constitutes sufficient due diligence when conducting an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals, hoping to dissuade companies from continuing to engage in trade that supports these human rights abuses.

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Friday
Feb142014

Apple to name suppliers using conflict minerals

Image courtesy of AppleApple will begin publishing names of suppliers every quarter showing whether they have verified the source of the minerals they use.

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Wednesday
Jul102013

What's good for reciprocity may be bad for FCPA prosecutions

On July 2, in the case of American Petroleum Institute v. SEC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated an SEC Dodd-Frank rule mandating that certain companies publicly disclose payments made to foreign governments in connection with the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals.

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Tuesday
Jul022013

Judge tosses extractive industries disclosure rule

A federal judge Tuesday threw out the SEC's extractive industry disclosure requirements enacted as part of 2010's Dodd-Frank reform legislation.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Are conflict mineral rules hurting Africans?

On a tarmac at Congo's Goma Airport, customs agents seized a Gulfstream jet with millions of dollars in cash on board.

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Tuesday
Nov132012

Young people had big role in conflict mineral regulation

By now, most people in the compliance profession know that the Dodd-Frank Act created regulations on conflict minerals.  However, fewer know the role young people played in agitating on this issue.

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Monday
Sep172012

Steve Jobs on conflict minerals

Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs was asked about his company's use of conflict minerals. Jobs responded to Derick Rhodes of Wired right away.

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Wednesday
Sep122012

To our new members, welcome

More than 700 new users now have access to the FCPA Blog membership area since its launch this week.

Our thanks for the great support from the global community of FCPA Blog readers.

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And we recently added a Conflict Minerals section. It includes domestic mining legislation for conflict minerals jurisdictions, and rules about due diligence, certification, and disclosure.

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