NGO Ranks 155 Companies For Conflict Minerals In 2015 Report
Responsible Sourcing Network ranks the 155 largest market cap corporations among their peers so investors and consumers can see which companies need to improve their practices to create change in the report Mining the Disclosures: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Two.
Mining the Disclosures 2015 is a deep analysis of corporate due diligence procedures that identify and address Conflict Minerals’ risks, human rights performance, and in-region impact. When companies increase their ability to trace the minerals of specific components back to the smelter level and beyond, and insist on sourcing conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), they are changing the status quo. Because of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, more companies are recognizing that the human rights of miners and local families cannot be separated from the use of these minerals.
In addition, Source Intelligence (SI) in partnership with Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) hosted a webinar featuring Patricia Jurewicz, Director of RSN, and Andrew Arriaga, Lead Report Author, to discuss details of their research. Supply chain transparency expert, Jennifer Kraus, from Source Intelligence, also provides a look into current efforts by major publicly traded companies to meet or exceed investor expectations for responsible sourcing and regulatory requirements.