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3 June 2015

Apple & Intel praised by Enough Project for showing leadership on US conflict minerals reporting

Author: Enough Project

"U.S. Companies Hit 'Conflict Minerals' Deadline", 2 Jun 2015...

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13 January 2015

USA: Companies weighing their options on how best to achieve compliance with SEC rules on conflict minerals reporting

Author: Resilinc, on PRweb

“High Tech Companies Weigh Merit of Conflict Minerals Reporting Automation”, 6 January 2015...

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7 January 2014

Intel says its processors are now ‘conflict-free’ (USA)

Author: Julie Jacobson, Associated Press

Intel...says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. [This decision] is the fruit of four years of work by the company to determine the sources of four crucial metals widely used...

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Article
3 January 2014

Business Lobby Goes to [US] Court to Stop ‘Conflict Minerals’ Rule

Author: Jamila Trindle, Foreign Policy (USA)

A years-long effort to make U.S. companies disclose the use of minerals from war-torn African countries could finally go into effect this year...unless business groups...can get a court to toss it out...[National Association of Manufacturers, US...

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3 January 2014

US appeals court hears oral arguments in lawsuit by business orgs. against conflict minerals rule

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Article
12 November 2013

Report: Coming Clean: A Proposal for Getting Conflict Minerals Back on Track [Africa]

Author: Enough Project

Although substantial progress has been made in supply chain reform and demilitarizing mines in the DRC, gaps in the mineral certification process threaten to undermine these advances, a new Enough Project report argues. The report...uses recent field...

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24 October 2013

Conflict Due Diligence by European Companies

Author: SOMO

This briefing paper provides an overview of the due diligence efforts of 186 companies that are listed in Europe and make use of the minerals covered by Dodd Frank 1502. The information they make publicly available regarding their approach to the...

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24 October 2013

SOMO calls for European Commission to adopt legally binding rules on conflict minerals based on an analysis of European companies' current due diligence efforts

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24 July 2013

Global Witness applauds D.C. Court’s decision to uphold conflict minerals provision

Author: Global Witness

Global Witness applauded the decision...to uphold the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final rule for Dodd Frank Section 1502...“The court’s ruling on Section 1502 is a major victory for human rights and corporate accountability...Yesterday...

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24 July 2013

SEC Rule on Listing ‘Conflict Minerals’ Upheld by U.S. Court (1)

Author: Andrew Zajac, Bloomberg (USA)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring companies to disclose whether any “conflict minerals” are used in their products was upheld by a federal court in Washington...dismissing a challenge to the reporting requirement brought by...

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