The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade

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The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:00pm

Fool's Gold: The case for scrutinizing Sudan's conflict gold trade

Enough Project. Gold coming from Sudan is conflict-affected, high-risk, and helping to destabilize Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan, the country’s main conflict zones.


South Korea lawmakers approve Anticorruption Law

Wall Street Journal. South Korea’s legislature on Tuesday approved a new anti-corruption law designed to better tackle graft among government officials in a country where scandals over paid-for favors make frequent headline news.


OSHA publishes enforcement guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard

JD Supra. On May 26, 2012, OSHA issued a final rule modifying its HCS to conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. 


Walmart launches sustainable products shop

Environmental Leader. Walmart yesterday launched its Sustainability Leaders shop, an online shopping portal that helps customers identify and purchase products that are produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way.


SEC recommends "localized" FCPA controls for foreign subsidiaries 

National Law Review. In December 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)charged a Massachusetts-based global manufacturer of scientific instruments with violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)by providing nonbusiness-related travel and improper payments to various Chinese government officials in an effort to win business.



White Paper - Product Filtering: A Critical First Step in Conflict Minerals Compliance

Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the U.S. regulation on conflict minerals. Download this white paper to guide you through the first step of conflict minerals compliance.

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E-Book - 2015 Conflict Minerals Filings - Insights from 2014

An E-Book of our most influential white papers of 2014 that have guided companies to conflict minerals compliance. The E-Book includes white papers on Overcoming Supplier Resistance, Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs Implementation: An Analysis of 4 Prevailing Approaches, Moving Beyond Supplier Provided Information: A Guide To Smelter Verification, and the 2015 Guide to a Successful Conflict Minerals Program.  

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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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Diagnostic - Smelter Verification Diagnostic

A complimentary smelter verification diagnostic that will authenticate the validity of your smelters based on data from official sources, such as the LBMA, CSFI, RJC, DOC, and OECD.

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Anti Corruption - Policy, Procedures and Records Assessment 

Anti-corruption, being a major topic of discussion for the start of 2015, compliance will be a primary focus and need for many companies. Source Intelligence would like to extend a complimentary assessment, that benchmarks your current anti-corruption policies, procedures and records section of your compliance 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.  

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Webinar on Demand - Conflict Minerals Reporting: How to Get it Right By May 2015

Join us for a 30-minute webinar with Jennifer Kraus, Chief Scientific Officer and EVP Operations of Source Intelligence, for case study based guidance on the first step to accurate data, the process and timing necessary to compile supplier data, if filing “undeterminable” is right for your company, and how to develop a program that works for 2014 reporting and beyond. 

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Webinar on Demand - Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet

The standard "spreadsheet" method of tracking and monitoring 3rd party business partners and vendors is becoming insufficient. In response to companies looking for compliance solutions that meet their global compliance needs, thought leaders will present a complimentary webinar, "Technology and Anti-Corruption Risk Management: Getting Off The Spreadsheet." 

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