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2014’s Top 6 Conflict Minerals Compliance Articles

2014’s Top 6 Conflict Minerals Compliance Articles

My esteemed colleague Jeff recently pined for the day when MetalMiner can provide some ‘peaceful minerals’ coverage, as opposed to ‘conflict minerals.’

While we all hope for such a day, it will come at likely the same time as peace in the Middle East, the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, pigs flying, or Burger King buying Tim Hortons (oh wait, that last one did happen!).

Alas…

Until then, we have to focus on the so-called conflict minerals, or 3TG – tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold – and how they’ve really screwed with supply chain managers and compliance officers all over the US. As our readers should know by now, the upheaval is due to a Dodd-Frank regulation that led to an SEC rule demanding public US companies audit their supply chains and report whether those supply chains are conflict-free.

Here are the 6 articles from the first half of 2014 you shouldn’t have missed when it comes to conflict minerals compliance.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Report Card: From Apple Inc to US Steel Corp

Conflict Minerals Compliance Report Card: From Apple Inc to US Steel Corp

Now that Year One reporting of Dodd-Frank 1502 – known throughout the manufacturing world as the Conflict Minerals Law, or Rule – is done, you may be wondering how your industry peers filed their Forms SD and Conflict Minerals Reports.

(We at MetalMiner sure have been curious – check out Executive Editor Lisa Reisman’s take on how Caterpillar Inc. went the extra mile in their due diligence for conflict minerals compliance…and how some others, including US steel producers, may have done the bare minimum or less.)

Bottom line, there is a treasure chest of learnings waiting to be dug up!

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