Tag Archives: responsible sourcing

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 […]

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, […]