Tag Archives: Conflict minerals

Conflict Minerals, Meet US Sanctions

Here comes another layer of “conflict minerals” restrictions. President Obama last week set the stage for expanded sanctions against the Democratic Republic of the Congo and vicinity’s militia-ravaged region. A new Executive Order specifies that sanctions are called for against “individuals and groups … Continue reading

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SEC Upholds Conflict Minerals Reporting Deadline

US Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commission Chair Mary Jo White on April 29 said that the agency will continue to implement the conflict minerals rule upheld by the US Court of Appeals. The SEC has also issued guidance on meeting the May … Continue reading

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Mineral Uses

If a mine is controlled by armed groups who use mineral profits to purchase weapons — or other supplies or luxuries — the minerals from the mine are sometimes called conflict minerals. Tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold are useful minerals mined in many parts of the … Continue reading

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EU Conflict Mineral Rule — Requires Attention

Reminder: time is slimming for public feedback on an EU conflict minerals initiative. Here’s the European Commission info page. Insider comments and notes follow below. Insider comments and notes. The Commission says it will use results to help decide whether – … Continue reading

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What are the Conflict Minerals?

Currently, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) list of conflict minerals consists of four named minerals. They are tantalum, tin, tungsten (referred to as the three T’s) and — no surprise here — gold, which somehow came into being with the … Continue reading

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Going for Gold — and 3T’s

Background information, compliance assistance and other resources on Conflict Minerals can be found here: Actio Conflict Mineral Public Library. Conflict minerals are widely used in many industrial sectors such as electronics and communications, aerospace, automotive, jewelry, healthcare devices, and persified … Continue reading

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About Purchasing Mining Rights in Africa’s Congo

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted last summer in favor (3-2) of a final conflict minerals regulation. This affects companies who report to the SEC and who source raw materials from areas of the Democratic Republic of … Continue reading

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It’s Official: US Conflict Mineral Rule

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted in favor (3-2) of a final conflict minerals regulation. Good as gold? Overall, the final regulation is an improvement over the proposed rule. IPC, the electronics association, says the modified rule … Continue reading

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Conflict Mineral Regulation: Vote Slated for August

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced an open meeting (see below) to vote on the final conflict minerals rule on August 22, 2012. IPC says it will be making one last lobbying push to emphasize the importance of … Continue reading

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Conflating a Conflict

Following up on Monday’s item, this kind of report is what scares me. Companies failing to responsibly source minerals essential for manufacture of electronic goods According to the slightly more responsible Globe and Mail, which has actually seen the unpublished … Continue reading

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