All Entries in the Tag : Conflict Free

U.S. companies wary of suppliers’ conflict minerals

Wandering into an American Eagle Outfitters store, a customer is more likely to wonder if a denim jacket will look good with a purple V-neck T-shirt than whether that jacket’s metal buttons contributed to the war chests of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

: Metals, Regulatory | ,

Regulators Fail to Take Conflict Out of Conflict Minerals

LONDON — The conflicts surrounding the use of conflict minerals continue, as barely half of the publicly quoted US companies required to file their first conflict minerals (CM) reports did so by the June 2 deadline.

: Metals | ,

Zogbi: Dodd-Frank Law Said to have Major Impact on Mining of Tantalum Ore

“ENOUGH” – The Project to End Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity issued a report this month (June 2014) entitled “The Impact of Dodd-Frank and Conflict Minerals Reforms on Eastern Congo’s Conflict,” in which it draws direct conclusions between the enactment of the United States Dodd-Frank Law (properly known as the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act), the independent actions of the electronics industry in establishing closed loop mining systems and the significant reduction of armed groups controlling tantalum mining operations in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

: Metals | ,

Conflict minerals law starts working despite poor industry response

LONDON (Reuters) – A U.S. law on conflict minerals is curbing African warlords’ presence around mines in Congo, campaigners say, but its full impact remains unclear, with most firms failing to pinpoint the origin of their metals by a June deadline.

: Metals, Regulatory | ,

Depart of Commerce hasn’t met conflict minerals obligations

Although U.S. public companies were required to file their first conflict minerals disclosures earlier this month, a new government report shows that the U.S. Department of Commerce has not met its obligations with regard to new conflict minerals regulations.

: Regulatory |

Conflict Mineral Disclosures, Industries See Different Trends

June 24 — Based on their first-ever conflict minerals disclosures, different industries are approaching the Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals requirements in different ways, a consultant said June 23.

: Metals | ,

Update on Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Legislation

Just four years after enactment of historic Dodd-Frank conflict minerals legislation, a new investigative report by the Enough Project identifies early signs of success, as violent armed groups responsible for mass atrocities, rape, and grave violations of human rights have ceded control of two-thirds of mines surveyed in eastern Congo producing tantalum, tin, and tungsten.

: Metals |