Global Webcast and Insights on the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486

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Global Webcast and Insights on the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:35am

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

CONTENT: Article

According to the sponsor of the Bill C-486, “The Conflict Minerals Act requires Canadian companies to exercise due diligence before and while exploiting and trading minerals from the Great Lakes Region, to ensure that no armed groups engaged in illegal activities have benefited from the extraction, processing, or use of those minerals.

By requiring public disclosure of this due diligence process, the bill will also enable Canadians to know whether minerals in the products they purchase may have contributed to the funding and fuelling of conflict, and empower them to make more informed choices as consumers.”

Recently proposed legislation to address conflict minerals in Canada and the European Union are just the tip of the iceberg in the growing demand for global adoption of legally and socially responsible sourcing practices.  As a result, key executives at the world’s most recognized companies are embracing a new era where supply chain transparency is no longer an option, but a requirement by the court of law and the court of public opinion.

A panel of experts will discuss conflict minerals compliance during an April 10th webcast with introductions including insights from the sponsor of the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486.  Representatives from more than 10 countries including: China, Sweden, Canada, Germany, France, UK and Mexico have registered.

The demand exceeded webcast capacity, resulting in some “denials for registration” this weekend, however, the capacity limit has been raised and interested companies are encouraged to register. FREE Webcast: On April 10th, Industry Experts Explain the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence for Supply Chain Compliance.

Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Bill C-486 | Canadian Bill | Compliant Due Diligence | Conflict Minerals Act | Conflict Minerals Compliance | Diversity & Inclusion | EU legislation | Education | Energy | Environment

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

CONTENT: Article

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