Industry Associations Launch Conflict Minerals Compliance Center (USA)
Author: Environmental Leader, Published on: 22 January 2014
Major industry associations including the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have teamed up to address conflict minerals compliance questions. AAFA, NEMA, the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation, the Toy Industry Association and the United States Fashion Industry Association worked with supply chain management company Source Intelligence and law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel to launch what they say is the first cross-industry training and resource center, addressing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conflict Minerals compliance regulation. The goal of the joint initiative is to deploy easy-to-use conflict minerals compliance tools across the seven industry associations.