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EU Conflict Minerals vs. US Conflict Minerals – A Comparison

In January 2021, the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will become law across all 27 member states. Now is a good opportunity to discuss the extent to which US Conflict Minerals law has positively impacted 3TG sourcing and traceability strategies and compare the merits...

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The ECHA Opens up the SCIP Database to the Public

  If your company is doing business in one or more of the 27 member countries, you are already familiar with the European Union motto: EU, We Protect. Europe’s parliament publishes many directives that aim to protect its citizens’ safety and health, and the...

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EU Conflict Minerals vs. US Conflict Minerals – A Comparison

In January 2021, the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation will become law across all 27 member states. Now is a good opportunity to discuss the extent to which US Conflict Minerals law has positively impacted 3TG sourcing and traceability strategies and compare the merits...

read more

The ECHA Opens up the SCIP Database to the Public

  If your company is doing business in one or more of the 27 member countries, you are already familiar with the European Union motto: EU, We Protect. Europe’s parliament publishes many directives that aim to protect its citizens’ safety and health, and the...

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How to Gather CMRTs and Submit Your Form SD

 Designed to increase global social responsibility and transparency in conflict mineral sourcing, the SEC requires companies to provide a Special Disclosure (Form SD) every year (Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act). This applies to you if: Your company trades on US...

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Regulation Overview: European Union Timber Regulation

Illegal logging is a key driver of deforestation. The Global Forest Atlas estimates that over 20 million hectares of forest were illegally converted between 2000 and 2012. In many developing countries, the process of issuing licenses for land clearing is compromised...

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Crawling the web for supply chain data

Author: Jennifer Kraus Co-Founder, EVP of Operations Supplier Data Aggregation  October brings harvest festivals, spiced lattes and a seasonal favorite here at Source - Halloween! Halloween, of course, makes me think of spiders, which makes me...

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To be or not to be conflict free

Key differences between the EU CM Regulation and the US Dodd-Frank CM requirements Most of you probably know the European Union (EU) agreed on legislation to regulate the usage of 3TG in their member states. The regulation becomes...

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Eradicating Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

Policies and Statements Aren’t Enough Last week the Government Pension Fund of Norway sold its shares in G4S, a British security company, because of the risk of human rights violations against the UK-based security company’s workforce....

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Reflecting during this Labor Day holiday reminds me that this year marks 20 years since the adoption of the ILO's Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).  Each year on June 12th, the World Day Against Child Labor brings people...

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Unsuspecting Products that Contain Cobalt

Cobalt was the first metal to be discovered since prehistoric times When most of us hear the word we think of the color blue. But the purified metal is actually a grey steel color, while the salts that include cobalt are shades of blue. This color of blue has been...

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Nordstrom is Playing a Huge Role in the Human Rights Movement

Nordstrom has just announced that by 2023, 70% of their Nordstrom Made products will be created in factories that support Women’s empowerment. More than 40 Nordstrom Made brands have committed to bettering their quality, style, value and most importantly, lend a hand...

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EU REACH: What Cosmetics Companies Need to Know

The European Union has one of the most protective policies against many chemicals commonly found in cosmetics. Even though these restrictions are part of European legislation, they do still apply to U.S. cosmetics manufacturers in many cases. There are major...

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