Responsible Sourcing Network and Dr. Chris Bayer published two different criteria for rating a company's Conflict Minerals Disclosure. RSN's rating is based on "Good Practice" criteria; Bayer's rating on a likely SEC "Compliance" criteria. Learn the difference between these two ratings to strategically achieve high marks under both criteria.
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Get ready for 2015! With less than 4 months until Year 2 SEC filings are due, many companies, both public and private, need help completing their RCOI reports and documenting due diligence. Learn about best practices to determine if a software solution is necessary to assist in these efforts.
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The extended supply chain is the upper tier of companies that turn raw materials into the components used and sold to end-consumers. These companies often recieve little to no attention from the public-facing corporations that fund them. However, when an incident occurs in the extended supply chain, it has a large effect at the end of the supply chain.
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The SEC's Conflict Minerals transition period end on December 31, 2014. Filing companies that want to declare their products are "conflict minerals free" will have to undergo Independent Private Sector Audits (IPSA). These audits can strengthen company's image and allow them to use their conflict minerals policy as a strategic advantage or point them out as an example of non-compliance and make them targets of NGOs.
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Which companies will pass conflict minerals audits
The SEC's objectives for the IPSA
How to avoid surprises during an audit
The CFSI's CMRT Version 3 significantly changes how Conflict Minerals Reporting programs must manage their suppliers’ smelter data. With this eBook, you can start implementing game-changers today.
Learn how to create a cost-effective, SEC-compliant Conflict Minerals Reporting program with helpful tips for:
Preparing an accurate CMRT for your customers
Developing Supply Chain Transparency
Improving Smelter Due Diligence
Automating Your Conflict Minerals Program
On May 31st, 2014, SEC-filing companies were required to report on their conflict minerals policy and if they were using conflict minerals in their products for the first time. In this eBook, the issues these companies faced are outlined and explored.
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How to begin to prepare for your 2015 Audit
How companies are developing supply chain transparency
What companies are doing to improve their smelter due diligence
Green Status Pro views the corporate Legal Counsel’s role as critical for successful conflict minerals compliance. Risks to the corporation, its brands, and the specific corporate officer signing the SEC’s Form SD must be mitigated within the emerging conflict minerals legal environment. Further complicating oversight, the Legal Counsel, without direct supervisory authority, must typically oversee the efforts of compliance officers and operating managers in other departments. Download the Green Status Pro white paper and learn the 9 questions Legal Counsel needs to ask compliance managers and operating managers to achieve compliance.
A Practical Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting explains how Compliance Officers can save hundreds of hours and cut weeks of time off their company’s compliance process. Corporate Boards are requiring efficient approaches to mitigating Conflict Minerals compliance risks. A Practical Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting, gives you valuable insights that can ensure that your company’s risks are minimized. New Conflict Minerals Reporting best practices must be understood and implemented; efficient RCOI validation and roll-up mastered; and auditable due diligence processes documented as the basis for Form SD and the Conflict Minerals Report.
Compliance officers face significant challenges in complying with the letter and spirit of the SEC Conflict Minerals Rule for the 2013 reporting period. Due diligence on the source and chain of custody of their tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) materials must be conducted and reported publically by May 31, 2014 and every year thereafter.
Incorporating the 7 core elements described in this White Paper for surviving the Conflict Minerals requirements is essential for achieving conformance in the limited time remaining.
Conflict minerals compliance officers must consider IT security when evaluating technology solutions.From a compliance operations perspective, there are two fundamentally different database approaches to providing transparency into the supply chain: Universal or Company-specific.
The clear preference is for Company-specific applications supported by robust layers of security to ensure data integrity and protect against theft.
Compliance officers face significant challenges in complying with the letter and spirit of the SEC Conflict Minerals Rule for 2013. Due diligence on the source and chain of custody of their 3TG materials must be conducted and reported publically by May 31, 2014. Incorporating the core elements described below for surviving the Conflict Minerals requirements for 2013 is essential for achieving conformance in the limited time remaining. This survival guide incorporates best practices throughout the Conflict Minerals process for efficiently minimizing enterprise risks associated with the regulation.
There are unexpected enterprise risks in the new Conflict Minerals Reporting regulation that C-suite executives and board members need to properly manage.
Requirement to Drop Non-Complying Suppliers
The Entire Supply Chain is Subject to Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals
Both RCOI and OECD Due Diligence Reports Are Required Annually
Corporate Boards are requiring efficient approaches to mitigating Conflict Minerals compliance risks. Conflict Minerals is a humanitarian issue that companies support; but even conscientious companies must minimize their cost to comply. Executives are struggling with significant challenges to meet these conflicting objectives. This white paper is a practical guide for Conflict Minerals compliance managers who must, for the first time, meet the challenges of both supply chain traceability and establishing auditable due diligence procedures.