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EU Commission Adopts Guidelines for Social Responsibility (Including Conflict Minerals) Reporting

On June 26, 2017, the European Union (EU) finalized “Guidelines on non-financial reporting,” to support companies in fulfilling their reporting obligations under current non-financial disclosure requirements. The adoption of the voluntary guidelines will supplement the already existing EU rules on non-financial reporting (Directive 2014/95/EU). Companies falling within its scope have to disclose relevant information on […]

IPC Publishes Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper

Despite two years of reporting under the Dodd-Frank Act, conflict minerals reporting is still burdensome for a number of companies. While it won’t solve all reporting problems, the recently published IPC-1081, Conflict Minerals Due Diligence White Paper can help. Developed and published by IPC’s E-30 Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Committee, the White Paper provides the […]

IPC Highlights Small Business Difficulties with Conflict Minerals Due Diligence at OECD Forum

At the OECD-UN-ICGLR GoE Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, May 26–28 in Paris, IPC Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy Fern Abrams spoke on conflict minerals due diligence of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Addressing representatives of national governments, companies and civil society, Abrams highlighted challenges faced by SMEs conducting due diligence on […]