Registration is OPEN for the 2015 IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference, set to take place over 1-½ days at Suburban Collection Showplace. Tuesday, October 13 will focus on legislation issues and includes an evening reception. Wednesday, October 14 will concentrate on IMDS topics including IMDS 10.0, which has extensive changes designed to improve data quality and accelerate IMDS revisions.
The Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) 4.01 is available now, with a few revisions in the checker tab expected by mid-June. Developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), the CMR is a free, standardized reporting template that facilitates the transfer of information through the supply chain regarding mineral country of origin, as well as smelters and refiners being utilized.
Join us at the fourth Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing for a summary of the 2014 Conflict Minerals Reporting Year and changes affecting your company in the year ahead. You will hear best practices and reporting tools from industry leaders on data collection and analysis, as well as smelter engagement.Read More
Globalization of the automotive industry has led to the development of increasingly complex supply chains. Decisions made by one company may affect worker safety, environmental compliance and the financial performance of their suppliers and/or customers several levels removed from them in the supply chain and in different parts of the world.Read More
The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, launched on in February 2015, provides new guidance for how companies can report on progress implementing their responsibility to respect human rights. This responsibility is set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which constitute the global standard in this field.Read More
It’s another Key Term Tuesday! This time we’re focusing on terms related to Conflict Minerals.
3TG: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.
CFS: Conflict-Free Smelter, a smelter that has been verified by an independent third-party auditor as “conflict-free.” For more info, check out the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiatives website.
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).
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.Read More