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Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Relevant Dates and Deadlines

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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In our final installment of "Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics," and with today being an important conflict minerals date, we will be covering relevant dates and deadlines.

M23 Rebels and Congolese Government Sign Peace Treaty

Dodd-Frank's role in the rebels peace deal
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and rebel group M23 signed a peace treaty in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The armed group began to grow weak from failed attacks against DRC troops with UN support. The M23 rebels were originally part of the country’s army but deviated in 2012 disrupting the public and deploying acts of terrorism. The militia became the latest version of Tutsi-led guerrillas, fighting over the mining and trade of rich minerals in the eastern provinces of Africa. 

Conflict-Free Initiative

Make your new years resolution conflict-free
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The Enough Project is an NGO dedicated to the advocation of Human Rights and the fight against the mass genocides occurring in Africa. Guerrilla warfare monopolizes the mine and trade of Africa’s Eastern regions that are rich with minerals. Children are forced into mining and contribute to the devastating aftermath of the continuous war on mineral trade.

This Holiday Give Your Company The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Conflict mineral compliance from Source Intelligence is what you company is asking for this holiday. Don’t let it down!
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This holiday season Source Intelligence has gotten ahold of your companies wish list and high on that list is coming into compliance with conflict minerals legislations. The new year not only brings with it parties and new resolutions but also the end of the conflict minerals reporting period. Don’t let your company be left out in the cold by being one of the only companies in your industry to be filing undeterminable. 

Conflict Minerals: Repercussions for Global Supply Chain

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The end of the year is nearing and U.S industries are feeling the pressure of implementing Conflict Minerals law, Dodd Frank SEC 1502 to their supply chains. Halting the massive consumption of raw materials that are being mined by grave human rights abuses in Africa, means transparency in supply chains. Whether the materials are Conflict-Free or not, all publicly traded U.S. companies must comply to the federal law by May 31, 2014. Its an undertaking that’s effecting the system of international supply chains entirely. 

A Shocking Revelation: Human Forced Labor in Africa for U.S. Consumerism

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Tis the season to be merry for large U.S. corporations fueling their holiday advertisements statewide and internationally. Most consumers are unaware that their shopping agendas are contributing to the internal conflict of Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo and its surrounding Eastern provinces. Chaos disrupts the regions of Africa with guerrilla warfare and grave human rights abuses as child laborers mine for the raw materials that are interwoven in many of the manufactured products we use today. 

What Gaming System Should You Buy For The Holidays? Xbox One Vs. PS4

Conflict minerals should play a role in your holiday shopping decisions
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This holiday season when all the little girls and boys are filling out their lists with an upgrade to their gaming systems, there really are only two choices, the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Dodd-Frank 1502, What Is The Rule And Why Does It Matter

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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Today in “Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics” we will be breaking down Dodd-Frank 1502 with out legalese, and explain why it matters.

Conflict Minerals Compliance Basics: Who Will Have To File

Breaking down the basic terminology of conflict minerals compliance
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This time on “Conflict Minerals Reporting Basics” we will cover who is required to to file a conflict minerals report.

Companies Must Use Their Buying Power To Bring Change To The DRC

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With the passing of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was given hope that an end to armed conflict in the mining communities would someday be a reality.  The deadliest war on earth is located in the DRC and is funded by corporations buying tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) from mines run by rebel groups.  The law forces U.S.

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