AIAG Takes Conflict Minerals Reporting By the Horns

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AIAG Takes Conflict Minerals Reporting By the Horns

The term "conflict minerals" is used to describe certain minerals such as gold, wolframite, casserite, columbite-tantalite and their derivative metals, which include tin, tungsten, tantalum and any other compounds designated by the U.S. Secretary of State that are sourced from mines under the control of violent forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or the surrounding countries. Tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold and their derivatives are used in numerous automotive components with various applications. 

New U.S. legislation requires all publicly traded manufacturing companies to report annually to the SEC whether they use conflict minerals that are "necessary to the functionality or production" of a product that they either manufacture, or contract to be manufactured. The intention is to cut the funding to armed groups that commit violent human rights violations in eastern DRC.

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Registration Is Open for the AIAG Conflict Minerals Industry Briefing V
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Demands for conflict minerals reporting on the global supply chain are increasing. In addition to existing US legislation and customer requirements, legislation in Europe and China is pending. At this event...
Jun 30, 2016 4:30 PM ET
2015 Conflict Minerals update IV: A Business Case for Reporting
Join AIAG on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to gain insights on the factors affecting your customer’s conflict minerals requests. You will hear from GM, Toyota, Ford, Honda, and FCA, suppliers and a leading NGO on key conflict minerals issues. This three-hour event will provide a greater understanding of the situations that drive the...
Jul 10, 2015 10:30 AM ET
New Conflict Minerals Microsites in English and Chinese Help Automotive Companies Connect with Resources to Meet SEC Requirements
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ — To simplify the challenges, regulations, and best practices behind conflict minerals reporting, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) created an informative new microsite as a resource hub for the industry. AIAG’s Conflict Minerals microsite, which went live in...
Sep 9, 2014 9:45 AM ET
3 Frequently Asked Questions About Conflict Minerals
AIAG's Conflict Minerals Work Group fields three common questions about the SEC legislation and how it affects your business. Is my company affected by the SEC's conflict minerals rules?...
Sep 8, 2014 8:45 AM ET
AIAG Works to Address Conflict Minerals - And Hazardous Materials Management Challenges
Watch Jean-Paul Meutcheho from member company Global Advanced Metals speak to the challenges of keeping up with fast-changing conflict minerals regulations.   About AIAG AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for more than 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have...
Aug 27, 2014 8:50 AM ET