Conflict Minerals: Compliance Challenges Ahead as Businesses Worry About Penalization [USA]

Author: Joe Verrengia (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) on CSRwire blog, Published on: 21 January 2013

[Some] companies say the conflict minerals regulations penalize them for circumstances far beyond their influence. More than a year before the first conflict minerals report is due to the SEC in 2014, they are feeling the pinch from customers asking them to certify that their products are conflict-free...[However,] Motorola Solutions has embraced the reporting process and is working with several programs to establish a clean, sustainable supply chain the materials in its products...[T]he next step is to determine whether consumers will recognize conflict minerals as a market differentiator in the stampede towards the latest generation of electronics, [says the corporate social responsibility director of Motorola Solutions]...[Also refers to Advanced Micro Devices, AVX, Arc-Tronics]

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Related companies: Advanced Micro Devices AVX Motorola Solutions