A leading industry association in the electronics sector has published a draft of its conflict minerals due diligence best practices guideline. IPC – The Association Connecting Electronics Industries© – has made available IPC-1081 for comment.
IPC is accepting comments from non-members and industries/companies beyond their membership, but only those who are “qualified participants” in the standard development process may cast votes. IPC’s standards development procedure is parallel to the ANSI standard development process; therefore IPC standards – once finally approved by ANSI – become ANSI standards as well.
To access the document, click here. Click on the “+” next to Drafts, then click on the link that appears. A file will download that includes the draft standard and the official form that is to be used for submitting comments to IPC. Comments submitted in a manner other than this form may not be considered.