From the Source: EU Conflict Minerals Vote Set

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From the Source: EU Conflict Minerals Vote Set

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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:20pm

EU Conflict Minerals vote set
EPS. Just as U.S. companies seem to have a handle on conflict minerals legislation, the EU is poised to pass its own law regarding these materials that are widely used in electronics.

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Sustainable supply chain improvements yield Neslte, SAB Miller, UPS double-digit revenue spikes
Green Retail Decisions. Twenty five companies –– including Nestlé and SAB Miller –– have increased their revenue as much as 20 percent and cut supply chain costs up to 16 percent by implementing sustainable supply chain practices, according to a joint report form the World Economic Forum and Accenture.

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Bulgaria to overhaul anti-corruption agencies under EU pressure
Bloomberg Business.  Bulgaria plans to merge anti-corruption agencies and give them access to high-profile public figures’ banking and tax information in response to relentless European Union criticism.

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If not the SEC or DOJ, then who?
Business Ethics. With the United States spear heading the fight against corruption, other countries such as France are letting those who understand and know how to combat corruption lead the way. 

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Human rights activisits' dismay as Uzbekistan autocrat clings to power
The Guardian. Customers are demanding transparency as they take an increasing interest in the ethical practices of those they buy from. 

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Resources

White Paper - RCOI: Essential Elements for Tracing Conflict Minerals in Your Supply Chain
If you have initiated your conflict minerals compliance program, you likely began your process by carefully filtering your products to identify those that may contain gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) necessary to functionality or production. Based on this focused list, you are now ready to initiate a Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) by working with companies throughout your supply chain. 

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FAQ - Smelter Verification Frequently Asked Questions
The Smelter Verification FAQ is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding verification of supplier provided smelter information basics, research and engagement for unknown smelters, issuers and non-issuers, and publicly available smelter information.

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ALERT - Conflict Minerals Filings Weekly Update
Stay informed on who filed with the SEC each week, by subscribing to this alert. 

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Anti Corruption - 2015 Compliance Guidelines
Source Intelligence powered by CREATe has compiled a reference guideline for any company looking to begin or improve their existing anti-corruption compliance program. Compiled from the framework of the FCPA and OECD guidelines, this piece covers 7 key categories that are essential for a complete anti-corruption program.

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Subscription - Alerts and Updates on Conflict Minerals Resource Center 
The CMRC provides subscription for real time alerts for updates that impact conflict minerals compliance, smelter information, and the most current regulation information. If you have not already

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