Ahead of this week’s meeting in Paris, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) published its Baseline Reports on the pilot project for the implementation of the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk … Continue reading →
We admit that the majority of articles about conflict minerals are not particularly exciting reading – including our own. A recent exchange in the Forbes blog is different. While we take no position on the facts or opinions presented by … Continue reading →
SEC has released the full transcript and archived video of the October 18 Conflict Minerals Roundtable.
View the transcript here and the video (Parts 1 and 2) here.
Prior to the November 1 closing of the reopened public comment period on SEC’s proposed conflict minerals regulations, several companies and individuals filed new or updated comments. Among the commenters are two organizations serving environmental, health and safety auditing practitioners. … Continue reading →
The following is a transcript of Elm’s opening comments and answers to questions posed by SEC staff at this week’s Conflict Minerals Roundtable in Washington DC. These comments were presented by Lawrence M. Heim, CPEA of Elm’s Atlanta office. Opening … Continue reading →
A new study on the economic impact of SEC proposed conflict minerals rule was released earlier this week by Tulane University. The study evaluated cost estimates from SEC , National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and IPC and provides what they … Continue reading →
We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has selected Lawrence Heim of Elm’s Atlanta office to sit on the expert panel for Panel 2 of their previously announced public roundtable on the proposed conflict … Continue reading →
See the press release here about SEC’s roundtable to be held in Washington DC on October 18, 2011. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Elm welcomes Michele Bruelhart as a guest blogger. Michele is the Global Traceability Manager with UL-STR in Burundi and attended the EICC-GeSI Workshop held in Brussels recently. She provided Elm with her perspective on the meeting, and regional progress on … Continue reading →
Recently, Elm posted a piece discussing comments from Kevin Parker, the CEO of Deutsche Asset Management, an investment firm with three-fourths of US$1 trillion under management. We expanded that original post for EHS Journal, who just published it. The expanded … Continue reading →