Tag Archives: Conflict metals

IPC: Unconflicted about Scrap Material Disclosure

As detailed in IPC’s* March 2, 2011, comments in response to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule on Conflict Minerals, IPC has a clear, unconflicted stance on conflict minerals and disclosure requirements. Recently the issue of whether scrap and … Continue reading

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Conflicts over Conflict Metals

A top Avnet sales executive is advocating a market-driven solution to the Conflict Metals problem; that is, that industry should go along with US legislation charging companies with oversight of their supply chains back to the mines. Gerry Fay, senior … Continue reading

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EU Postpones Raw Material Sourcing Expansions

By spring, the European Commission is expected to temporarily shelve plans empowering European companies to obtain expanded access to raw materials worldwide.  This comes amid public, governmental and industry calls for greater traceability of imported minerals from African countries to … Continue reading

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Conflict Minerals, Electronics and the SEC

A letter has been circulating, collecting signatures.  The letter has been passed to mining, metals, electronics, and other industry corporate heads for signing, and it’s addressed to the U.S. Securities and  Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Shapiro. The point of the … Continue reading

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