Dept. of State’s Eileen Kane: What You Need to Know to Manage Conflict Minerals Reporting

Nov 12, 2015

On August 4, 2015, AIAG’s Conflict Minerals Briefing IV provided a greater understanding of the drivers that shape the automotive industry's due diligence for compliance with conflict minerals reporting requirements, including updates on U.S. and European legislation. A presentation titled “The Future of Global Conflict Minerals Reporting” featured Eileen H. Kane, U.S. Department of State; Michael Rohwer, CFSI; and Jennifer Guest, TetraTech. The trio shared global updates on conflict minerals requirements in Europe and China with an attentive audience.

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New Resource for GHS Compliance Released

Oct 14, 2015

AIAG’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Work Group has joined forces with the internship program at Purdue-Calumet University to create an easy-to-use reference document for chemical manufacturers, mixture companies/blenders, and distributers who must comply with the update requirements of OSHA HCS 2012.

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Regulatory Obligations Impact Supplier Relationships: Commonalities and Strategies

Oct 14, 2015

Companies’ supply chains are increasingly affected by new laws in the U.S. and Europe that address not only materials, but also due diligence policies and practices. Many also require a manufacturer to impose requirements on its suppliers. They impact your relationship with your supplier network, and require both supplier engagement and verification.

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Conflict Minerals Reporting Approach – Consider the IMDS Supplier Perspective

Sep 17, 2015

You and your suppliers understand the challenges related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires compliance reporting by every SEC-reporting company with products that contain conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold). It’s no surprise that — given the complexity of the rule and the extent of the effort required to comply — many companies struggle with reaching a determination as to their DRC conflict minerals status. Common reasons include:

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Why We Do What We Do: An Interview with Michael Wurzman, Founder and President of RSJ Technical Consulting

Sep 16, 2015

Why do long-time industry professionals volunteer their time?

We’ve all heard it said: Volunteering for your industry is one of the most important and most needed acts a professional will ever do. But in today’s increasingly challenging global climate, finding time is harder than ever. So why do people do it?

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Turning Compliance into Profits: The Emerging Value Proposition for Collecting Compliance Data

Aug 19, 2015

“Compliance” and “Value Proposition” are rarely spoken in the same sentence. These days, they should be.

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Supply Chain Sustainability eLearning and Knowledge Assessment Tools Now Available in New Languages and Countries

Jul 22, 2015

AIAG is expanding efforts to improve the social and environmental performance of the supply chain by making its comprehensive collection of tools and training available in Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, and Italian.

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Why Join AIAG?

Jun 10, 2015
It’s time to think ahead. Putting out fires every day is noble work — if you’re a firefighter. But if you’re an automotive professional trying to secure the future of your business, you’ve got to look beyond what’s demanding your attention today and plan for what’s coming up ahead.
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6 Tips for Conflict Minerals Reporting Due Diligence

Apr 28, 2015

The due diligence process is often overlooked as a key piece to the reporting puzzle. Here are some quick tips for conducting due diligence before completing your Conflict Minerals Reporting Templates (CMRT).

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What is a Conflict-Free Smelter?

Apr 22, 2015

The Conflict-free smelter program (CFS) is a program aimed to help companies identify conflict minerals in their supply chains and ensure that they are being responsibly sourced. This program was developed by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) in order to audit automotive companies and their suppliers. To ensure that the automotive industry is not sourcing from irresponsible suppliers, reporting the location of where automotive suppliers are buying minerals has become a requirement.

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