Tag Archives: DRC

U.S. Appellate Court Says Disclosure of Conflict Minerals Violates Free Speech

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a section of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals reporting rule violates the First Amendment. Senior Circuit Judge A. Raymond Randolph cited both the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and the SEC rule, writing that they “violate the First […]

GAO Issues Mixed Report on Dodd-Frank Effectiveness

On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Government and Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to Congressional Committees, “SEC CONFLICT MINERALS RULE — Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected.” Under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), the GAO was required to report, beginning in 2012 and annually thereafter, […]

IPC Submits Comments to the EU Commission on Conflict Minerals Initiative

On June 26, 2013, IPC submitted comments to the European Union (EU) Commission on its Possible EU Initiative on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals Originating from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. In its comments, IPC and its members urged the EU to proceed cautiously before implementing conflict minerals regulations. In light of the negative, unintended effects of […]

iTSCi Offers Conflict Minerals Traceability/Due-Diligence Videos Online

The iTSCi Programme(an ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative) is a joint industry project designed to address conflict mineral concerns in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and other African Great Lakes Region countries. iTSCI has developed three videos (each in English and French) on conflict minerals traceability, data recording  and due diligence. View videos […]