All Entries in the Tag : Conflict Free

Public Companies Fail in Dodd-Frank Compliance

For a long time, the industry has been deep in conversation about the reporting requirements for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Dodd-Frank rules. Unfortunately, it’s been just that: talk.

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Democrats urges SEC to press ahead on conflict minerals rule

(Reuters) – Twelve lawmakers are urging U.S. regulators to implement a new rule requiring companies to disclose if their products contain “conflict minerals” from Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo, even though part of the rule was struck down by a U.S. appeals court last week.

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KEMET’s CEO comments “conflict minerals” issues

A shorter version of what you’ll read below will appear as the lead editorial in Electronic Design’s June issue.  I’m blogging the longer version because most of it consists of a long response from Per Loof, CEO of KEMET Electronics, one of the largest and oldest capacitor suppliers on the planet.

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US Court: Human life cannot be measured in dollars

The human rights agenda inched forward this week when a court affirmed the bulk of a new U.S. regulation that requires businesses to check their supply chains on everything from jewelry to cars, planes and mobile phones for conflict minerals.

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EXXELIA Certifies Non-Use of Conflict Metals

EXXELIA certifies that all products delivered by Dearborn Capacitors, are in compliance with the Conflict Minerals Regulation.

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Many Companies Unlikely to Meet SEC Conflict Minerals Deadline

Just weeks remain before companies registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) must disclose whether they are receiving tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and, if so, whether they are getting those minerals from conflict-free sources.

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U.S. appeals court: Conflict Minerals rule violates free speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Monday struck down parts of a regulation that forces public companies to disclose if their products contain “conflict minerals” from a war-torn part of Africa, saying it violates free speech rights.

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