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19 September 2013

Could Fairphone help clean up supply chains in the smartphone market?

Author: Rich McEachran, Guardian (UK)

[B]oycotting the electronic giants has been seen as ineffective as there hasn't been a conflict-free alternative to turn to in protest...Fairphone is aiming to disrupt the status quo of the smartphone market...It started in 2010 as a campaign to...

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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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23 July 2013

Federal Court Upholds Corporate Accountability Disclosure Rule

Author: Amnesty USA

In a decision issued late today, a federal district court upheld in full the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) “conflict minerals rule” and the statute that required adoption of the rule, said Amnesty International and Public Citizen. The...

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23 July 2013

US court upholds Security & Exchange Commission rule on conflict minerals in lawsuit brought by business orgs.

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3 June 2013

SEC issues guidance on conflict minerals rules [US]

Author: Kimberley R. Anderson, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

On May 30, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its long anticipated guidance on the conflict minerals rules...The FAQs provide significant relief for certain kinds of manufacturers, particularly those in the food industry.....

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30 May 2013

Frequently Asked Questions: Conflict Minerals

Author: US Securities & Exchange Commission

In these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), the Division of Corporation Finance is providing guidance on various aspects of Exchange Act Section 13(p), Rule 13p-1 and Item 1.01 of Form SD relating to disclosure regarding the use of conflict minerals...

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30 May 2013

Investors Support Conflict Minerals Rule

Author: Boston Common Asset Management

Investors representing $458.67 billion of assets under management released a statement...expressing their support for the "Conflict Minerals" final rule, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...The statement...

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30 May 2013

US Security & Exchange Commission issues guidance clarifying conflict minerals rules

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29 April 2013

DMIA Reiterates Commitment to Leadership, Ethics and the Diamond's Reputation [USA]

Author: Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America

The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) issued a statement today spurred by the recent article, entitled "The Diamond Industry's Sad Lack of Leadership"...DMIA's president, Ronnie VanderLinden, welcomed Bates' remarks,...

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