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Businesses trying to comply with ‘conflict minerals’ law

The Baltimore Sun. The argument goes that using a smartphone made from materials mined in war-torn Africa is no better than buying so-called blood diamonds.

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BHP changed its compliance program amid FCPA probe

The Wall Street Journal. Australian mining giant BHP Billiton said Wednesday that it revolutionized its corporate compliance program after the misconduct that led to a $25 million fine by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Cotton, cashmere, chemicals..what really goes into making our clothes?

Ensia. Sensitized to growing concern, manufacturers are paying increased attention to hazardous substances in our wardrobe’s supply chain.

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House panel approves toxic chemical safety bill

The Hill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a toxic chemical safety bill on a nearly unanimous vote on Wednesday, clearing the bill to hit the House floor by the end of the month.

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G7 leaders pledge to ‘promote safe and sustainable supply chains’

Supply Management. Angela Merkel and Barack Obama said they recognised “the joint responsibility of governments and business to foster sustainable supply chains and encourage best practices.”

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