Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supplier Sustainability Conference
Join SGS to find out more about supply chain due diligence in conflict minerals. Adam Whinston, SGS North America Supply Chain Assessments & Solutions will deliver a presentation.
February 4, 2016, 08:00
January 1, 0001, 00:00
Adam Whinston, SGS North America Supply Chain Assessments & Solutions Director, will talk about the Supply Chain Due Diligence during the Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supplier Sustainability Conference taking place in Amsterdam on February 5.
Conflict Resources are natural resources extracted in a conflict zone, whose sale finances militia activities and perpetuates fighting.
Various international efforts have been made to reduce trade in conflict minerals. In the United States, President Obama signed in 2010 the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act into law, including a section that addresses the international use of Conflict Minerals (minerals defined as columbite-tantalite, cassiterite, gold, wolframite or any other mineral or its derivatives determined by the Secretary of State to be financing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country) and requiring manufacturers to audit their supply chains and report conflict minerals usage.
While in Europe, Members of the European Parliament took a huge step forward on May 20 2015 when they voted for a landmark law to promote more responsible and transparent mineral sourcing. The European Parliament will soon enter into negotiations with the Council of the EU and the European Commission to come to an agreement on the final text of the law.
In this context, SGS is attending TBM Evolution Group Conference about Conflict Minerals Compliance and Supplier Sustainability, taking place in Amsterdam on February 4-5, 2016. Adam Whinston, SGS North America Supply chain Assessments & Solutions Director, will talk about Supply Chain Due Diligence through a “trust-but-Verify” Mentality.
For further information, please contact:
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Global Marketing Coordinator, Supply chain Assessments & Solutions
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