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Global Brands Take Action to Address Conflict Minerals Compliance

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Dodd Frank Section 1502 was the beginning of Conflict Minerals Compliance legislation. Canada and the European Union have proposed their own versions of compliance legislation creating an international problem for companies, public or private, to comply.

There is no shortage of questions from Global Brands surrounding Conflict Minerals Compliance. To address concerns, Source Intelligence will be hosting a web-based  'open house' of our robust platform and a Q&A session. Source Intelligence encourages ALL and ANY Conflict Minerals Compliance inquiries.  

International Expansion of Conflict Minerals Legislation | The Problem Just Got Bigger

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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.

540 Million New Consumers Expect Conflict Free Sourcing from Your Brand

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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.

One Source for Compliance | REACH and RoHS Inquires Answered

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Source Intelligence developed a truly unique program designed to help all companies address the REACH and RoHS compliance. We have a deep understanding of how supply chains work and the values placed on the relationships that exist between customers and suppliers. 

What does REACH stand for? 

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.

REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

What does RoHS stand for?

EU Energy Ministers Debate Energy Savings Goals for 2030, and a New Report by Ernst & Young says China is the Best Country for Renewable Energy Projects - Energy Minute for December 7, 2012

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Energy ministers from the 27 member states of the European Union have asked the European Commission, the organization’s executive arm, to review programs for green fuel subsidies as it considers new targets for 2030. The ministers want the new energy savings goals to include guidance on investment and support that does not cause inefficiencies in cross-border trade of electricity.

Bayer Buys Teva Pharmaceutical to Expand Animal Health Franchise; Abbott Markets New Lung Cancer Test in EU - Health Minute for November 1, 2012

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Bayer will buy Teva Pharmaceutical, a U.S.-animal health business for $145 million. The acquisition reinforces the food animal franchise of Bayer Healthcare by providing a range of anti-infective solutions for livestock. It will also expand the company’s portfolio with dermatological, pet wellness, and nutraceutical products.

Fedex Begins A Solar Power Installation At New Jersey Facility; EU Changes Biofuels Target Limit; Penn West Sells $1.3B In Assets - Energy Minute for October 24, 2012

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FedEx has broken ground for a large solar installation at its Newark, New Jersey facility. The project will cover 3.5 acres, and will supply 15 percent of the facility’s power needs at a lower cost than the energy currently provided from the grid.

New Study Says Healthcare Costs for Small Business to Decrease; Global Medical Nutrition Market to Top $29B in 2012; EU to Publish New Guidelines for Pharma industry - Health Minute for October 17, 2012

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Small businesses should see a drop in health costs once the 2010 healthcare law is fully implemented, according to a new Urban Institute study. The study’s analysis concludes that the number of Americans covered by employer-sponsored insurance would increase by 2.7 percent while costs-per-person for small businesses, those with fewer than 50 workers, would decrease by 7.3 percent.

Walmart Expands Solar Power Use; Toronto Adds Solar Energy to Electrical Grid; 33 Countries to have Carbon Trading Schemes by 2013 - Energy Minute for September 19, 2012

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Walmart is expanding its solar initiative in Arizona. Its distribution center near Phoenix will feature 14,000 solar panels on a one million square-foot building and on parking canopies that will produce up to 30 percent of the center’s energy needs. The sustainability effort at the company’s Buckeye center is the company’s second solar project in Arizona, which ranks third in the U.S. for solar installations.

Five Percent of World’s Natural Gas Wasted, GE Report Says

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

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