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IPC Joins European Industry Group on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals

By Chris Mitchell, vice president, global government relations and Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations On an issue of long-running concern to the electronics industry, IPC has joined the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals (EPRM) as part of its continuing efforts to help IPC members avoid undue regulation and navigate the challenge of […]

European Union Conflict Minerals Legislation Negotiations Continue; OECD Moves Toward Broader Scope

EU trialogue (EU Council, Commission and Parliament) negotiations on conflict minerals continued with discussions during a May 11 meeting in Strasbourg, France. The trialogue continues to wrestle with downstream vs. upstream and mandatory vs. voluntary due diligence. In an effort to reach compromise, the Dutch Presidency is pushing a compromise based on a mandatory system […]

Court Backs Companies’ Free Speech Over Conflict Minerals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declared on August 18 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cannot force public companies to declare whether their products may contain “conflict minerals.” The 2-1 ruling by the Court of Appeals upheld their April 2014 finding that stayed part of the reporting […]

U.S. Appeals Court Denies Request to Delay Conflict Minerals Rule

On May 14, a U.S. Appeals Court denied a Motion for Stay filed by industry groups to delay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) June 2 deadline for conflict minerals reporting. Public companies are required to report conflict minerals information from 2013 to the SEC by the June 2 deadline. In April, the US […]

IPC Remains Engaged in Conflict Minerals: Update on OECD Meeting and European Union Consultation

As part of IPC’s conflict minerals advocacy efforts, IPC staff participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Due Diligence meeting May 2-3, 2013. As part of the OECD meeting, representatives from the European Union (EU) Commission held a consultation to gather feedback for their conflict minerals legislation. The gold due diligence guidance […]

Canada and EU Take Up Conflict Minerals

As many of you know,  the European Union Commission has been considering the promulgation of a conflict minerals related rule of its own.  These regulations would be in addition to those affecting companies doing business in the U.S. If the EU develops different conflict minerals rules and regulations, the burden on EU companies could be […]

Will the SEC Issue Compliance Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rule?

IPC offers information and tools to ensure ease of compliance As companies are now trying to assess their conflict minerals disclosure obligations, many are asking for guidance regarding the rules’ application to their manufacturing processes. Under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation finalized last year, SEC registered companies will need to declare the […]

IPC’s Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide Now Available

IPC announces the publication of its Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide  to help companies establish and execute an effective conflict minerals program. IPC’s Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Guide provides companies with the necessary information to establish an effective conflict minerals due diligence program that meets the requirements of the new SEC regulation. This regulation requires […]

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 […]