Petitions Filed to Overturn Decision in Conflict Minerals Rule Litigation

Oct 14, 2015

On October 2, 2015, as widely expected, the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions seeking an en banc rehearing of the August 18, 2015, panel decision in the ongoing Conflict Minerals Rule litigation. In its August decision, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its April 2014 majority decision that the requirement under the Conflict Minerals Rule to describe products as having “not been found to be DRC conflict free” is compelled speech that violates the First Amendment.1

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Last Chance! IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Sep 17, 2015

This conference has been growing every year as automakers and suppliers are faced with expanding regulatory requirements. This is your opportunity to learn about key trends as well as best practices that will help your company comply.

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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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AIAG’s Tanya Bolden Joins Corporate Responsibility Association’s Advisory Board

Sep 17, 2015

Tanya Bolden, AIAG’s director, corporate responsibility products and services, has accepted her nomination to the Corporate Responsibility Association’s advisory board. The CRA advisory board acts as the advising body of the association and dedicates itself to improving the services, programs, communication, and benefits available to its members. Bolden joins a group of 14 other CR leaders on the advisory board and will be the board’s second representative from the automotive industry.

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Build a Resilient Supply Chain by Addressing Environmental Risk

Sep 17, 2015

Water scarcity and extreme weather conditions are among the biggest environmental risks that companies are faced with today. These risks have the potential to cause major sourcing disruptions to the supply chain and create an unsafe working environment for employees. To help mitigate these threats, companies should strive to build resilient supply chains through proper environmental risk management and planning. In particular, companies looking to gain a competitive advantage and safeguard against environmental risks should consider two key areas of focus: commodity sourcing and health and safety issues.

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Advisory Groups Need Subject Matter Experts

Sep 16, 2015

AIAG’s corporate responsibility work groups are seeking your input to help shape their direction for 2015.

As a member, you have much to contribute, and volunteering on an AIAG committee, advisory group, or work group gives your company a seat at the table and an influential voice in the discussion. It’s through the support of thousands of members and industry volunteers working together in a cooperative environment that AIAG is able to create the guidelines and tools that result in streamlined processes and solutions to our industry’s pain points and challenges.

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Help Your Company Maximize the Value of Its Health Care Investments

Sep 16, 2015

Interested in learning more about how to engage your employees regarding their health or how to address the increasing spend on specialty drugs and biologics? Get involved in AIAG’s Health Care Value Task Force (HVTF) and collaborate with other benefit professionals to address these major challenges. AIAG has worked collaboratively with human resource and benefit professionals from automotive OEMs and suppliers for years, leveraging their economy of scale as purchasers of health care to influence the market place, as well as make improvements in employee engagement.

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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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Oct. 13-14: IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference

Aug 19, 2015

Attend this growing annual conference to learn about key trends as well as best practices you can apply at your company.

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Will You Share Your Knowledge at the CR Summit?

Aug 19, 2015

You are invited to share your knowledge about the complex corporate responsibility issues that face automotive supply chain partners with a presentation that engages the audience, enlightens us of new global challenges, and offers suggestions on how to prepare for the road ahead. 

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