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Owens Corning Selects Constellation to Develop 2.6-Megawatt Solar Project for Delmar N.Y. Facility


Owens Corning and Constellation announced the development of a 2.6-megawatt (DC) solar generation project that will supply clean energy to the company's thermal and acoustical insulation plant in Delmar, N.Y.

Electronics Manufacturers Face New Supply Chain Threat


New Green House Gas Protocol (GHGP) amendment will now require NF3, nitrogen triflouride, to be included in inventories under the Corporate Standard, Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, and Product Standard under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

NF3, primarily used in the production of popular electronics such as LCD panels, computer circuits and thin-film solar cells, is said to be 17,200 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in trapping atmospheric heat over a 100-year time span. 

Conflict Minerals Legislation Affects BOTH Public and Private Companies


After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies. 

Join this June 12th webinar to hear from Canadian and EU officials on the international expansion of the Conflict Minerals laws and the ramifications on public and private companies around the globe.


Certification Program Puts Veteran IT Expertise to Work


by Bill Toti

Like many of you, I spent much of my adult life on active duty, and still have a special place in my heart for members of our military.  This Memorial Day, and each and every day, we pay tribute to all the active duty service members, the veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Millions of Consumers Demand Solution to Human Rights Violations in the DRC


Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economics proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Receives Sustainability Certification

First to Achieve Sustainability Certification for Smartphone

Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is the first smartphone to receive a sustainability certification by the global certification program, TCO Development.  

The phone also received sustainability certification against UL Environment's UL110 standard for mobile phones.

GE Researchers Team Up in Technology “Relay Race” against Cancer


According to the World Cancer Research Fund, an estimated 21 million new cancer cases will occur worldwide in 2013. May is National Cancer Research Month, dedicated to recognizing high-quality, innovative cancer research such as that taking place across GE’s Global Research centers.

FREE Conflict Minerals Compliance Training | June 26th Webinar


Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


The EICC, a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, announced as latest speakers at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The coalition aims to improve efficiency and social, ethics and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain realm.  EICC are pioneers in the industry through the development of the Conflict-Free Smelter program and its protocol.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  


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