Responsible Supply Chains: Conflict Minerals Compliance and Disclosure

Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 12:00PM EDT

On behalf of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA), you are invited to join us for a unique conversation with leaders of the Responsible Supply Chain Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This panel discussion, in a webinar format, will provide an update on the best practices for conflict minerals compliance, reporting, and audit preparation in today’s environment of rising expectations from non-government organizations (NGOs), socially responsible investors, commercial customers, and consumers.

From cellphones to toothpaste, vehicle parts to medical devices, manufacturers both large and small are affected by Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals rule. This law requires SEC registrants to disclose the presence of tantalum, tin, tungsten, or gold (3TG) in their manufactured products.

Thousands of companies in many industries must perform some level of due diligence to determine the use of 3TG in their products, identify the sources throughout their supply chain, and proactively report their findings to customers and regulatory agencies. Guidance from regulatory and trade groups is evolving with new mandates and adds to the already complex due diligence requirements.

Join us for an interactive discussion of key topics including:
• Current SEC requirements on conflict minerals reporting
• Examining programs to identify gaps and strengthen transparency
• A 5-step due diligence framework

Moderator:

MikeWallace Mike Wallace
Managing Director                                                                                             
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Featuring:

Andrew Arriaga Andrew Arriaga
Conflict Minerals Research Manager                                                                
Responsible Sourcing Network
Bryan Fiereck Bryan Fiereck
Conflict Minerals Program Manager 
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McClure_Chris_Print Chris McClure
Midwest Practice Leader – Forensics
Crowe Horwath