All Entries in the Tag : ConflictFree

Federal appeals court to reconsider conflict minerals rule

U.S. companies may be required after all to disclose whether their products are manufactured with “conflict minerals” from war-torn parts of Africa, a federal appeals court indicated Tuesday.

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Supply Chain Sustainability: Transparency in Metals & Mining

In the 21st century, society is increasingly aware of the environmental and social performance of supply chains and consumers.

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Fairtrade Gold Aligning Standards With International Regulations

Press Release: Fairtrade International has launched a public consultation on its standard for gold and associated precious metals for artisanal and small-scale mining to explore how Fairtrade can best tackle new regulation and legislation in the gold industry.

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What’s in Your Apple Product?

Despite technical difficulties with the company’s livestream of the event, Apple kept its promise, unveiling its latest line up of technology: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and an eye-catching new smart watch. As the company deconstructed all the latest features of those products, Tantalum Investing News thought it would be worth taking a look at what exactly is in them.

: Computer, Consumer, Materials, Regulatory, Telecom, Wearables |

Q&A with Source Intelligence on Mineral Traceability

On August 22, 2012, the SEC issued a final rule on conflict minerals in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule requires companies to disclose annually whether any conflict minerals — tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold that originated in the Democratic Republic of Congo or an adjoining country — are necessary to the functionality or production of a product.

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US commerce department cannot identify smelters with links to conflict

The US department of commerce has published a list of “all known conflict mineral processing facilities worldwide” – but has stated it “does not have the ability” to distinguish which are processing minerals used to fund conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighbouring countries.

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‘Conflict Minerals’ Too Hard To Track, Commerce Dept Says

The U.S. government finally acknowledged Friday it cannot determine which refiners and smelters around the world are financially fueling violence in the war-torn Congo region.

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