Lawrence Heim, Director of The Elm Consulting Group International, kicked off Conflict Minerals EDGE with a presentation exploring practical strategies and approaches for conflict minerals compliance.
He began by suggesting the importance of having a strategy that mirrors what your customers have to deal with (for those not at the highest levels of the supply chain already). Even if you’re not directly impacted by regulations in terms of your own SEC reporting, you will be based on the requirements for traceability in the supply chain.
So you need to think like your customers.
In other words, if you’re involved in any aspect of the manufacturing supply chain involving conflict minerals (tin, tungsten, gold, tantalum, etc.) usage in any capacity: yes, this is your problem too!
Live tweeting – @Metalminer and @Spendmatters