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The California Prop 65 regulation has a unique attribute that is constantly debated and lobbied against: Any individual acting in the public interest may enforce Proposition 65 by filing a lawsuit against a business alleged to be in violation of this law....read more
What is ISO 14001:2015? In short, it is an international standard that specifies requirements for effective environmental management systems. The 2015 revision incorporated a high-level structure, mandatory definitions and new document requirements....read more
On December 21st, 2018 the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) released the first formal version of the Cobalt Reporting Template (CRT). RMI first began formal reporting template development with the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and has...read more
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Conflict Minerals Reporting Update: RMI Releases Conflict Minerals Reporting Template – version 5.11 | Source Intelligence
On April 27, 2018, the Responsible Minerals initiative (RMI) released the new CMRT version 5.11. The conflict minerals reporting template (CMRT) is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and is...read more
Part 1 So what exactly is a blockchain? A Blockchain is a record or ledger of transactions that is almost impossible to change after the fact. It’s a decentralized system that's usually open (although there can be public and private Blockchains) which...read more
Do your products really need a Prop 65 warning? Believe it or not, the answer to this question is somewhat complicated - lets dive in: We recently got together with Environmental Law Group and Prop 65 News to discuss the changes to California Prop 65 in 2018. Some CA...read more
When it comes to human rights, why are we shackled to political discourse and regulatory uncertainty? How has the issue of “conflict minerals”, what seems like an obvious human rights concern, become so political? The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a...read more
Read the full article, here. Rapid and seemingly inexhaustible changes to the global compliance landscape have triggered a proliferation of uncertainty and have compelled savvy organizations to wield the power of spending to demand compliance assurance...read more
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the world’s largest producer of cobalt and holds more than 50 percent of the global cobalt reserves. Cobalt is used in lithium-ion batteries that form an integral part of electric automobiles, mobile phones and...read more
As your supply chain increases in size and geography, managing suppliers becomes a huge challenge. You may have hundreds, or even thousands of suppliers in your supply chain, and keeping track of how they fit into your business isn’t easy. Many companies...read more
Common Ethical Sourcing Risk Management Questions Do your suppliers have a code of conduct? How long have you been in business? Who, at your company, is responsible for compliance measurements and requests? Is any part of an employees benefit structure...read more
Have you been in a situation where you were asked to detail how your company addresses potential brand risk associated with unethical supply chain practices? If you so, you’ve had first hand experience with a tough question to answer. In 2018,...read more
The implementation date of the "clear and reasonable warning" amendment was August 31, 2018. What have we learned since then? What are some best practices for approaching compliance? What will be the future of the regulation? If your company operates or...read more