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Entries in DRC Conflict Free (10)

Monday
May052014

SEC grants partial stay of conflict minerals rule

Photo courtesy of Aljazeera via YouTubeThe SEC issued a partial stay of the conflict minerals rule Friday, officially postponing the date for compliance with the portion of the rule that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated on April 14.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

SEC issues guidance for conflict minerals reporting

The SEC said Tuesday it expects issuers to file Form SD and any related Conflict Minerals Report by the May 31 deadline in accordance with the portion of the disclosure rule upheld by the D.C. circuit federal appeals court earlier this month.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

Two SEC commissioners want to scrap conflict mineral rule

SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar, appointed on August 15, 2013Two of the SEC's five commissioners said Monday the conflict mineral disclosure rule shouldn't be enforced during a federal court challenge and the entire rule should be struck down.

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Friday
Apr252014

First conflict minerals report is filed with the SEC 

The first conflict minerals report was submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday by Taiwan-based Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Advice for companies after conflict minerals ruling

Tungsten, courtesy of Enough Project via YouTubeAn appellate court Monday struck down part of the conflict-minerals rule, leaving SEC-reporting companies wondering what disclosures to include in their conflict minerals reports due on May 31.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Appeals court strikes down part of conflict minerals disclosure rule

Tantalum, courtesy of Enough Project via YouTubeThe federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit issued its opinion Monday in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et al., v. Securities and Exchange Commission that partially struck down the SEC's conflict minerals disclosure rule.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Are conflict mineral rules hurting Africans?

On a tarmac at Congo's Goma Airport, customs agents seized a Gulfstream jet with millions of dollars in cash on board.

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Monday
Sep172012

Steve Jobs on conflict minerals

Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs was asked about his company's use of conflict minerals. Jobs responded to Derick Rhodes of Wired right away.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence

Last year the OECD issued a 65-page publication called 'Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

What, Then, Are Conflict Minerals?

Under the SEC's new 356-page conflict minerals rule, reporting companies must now disclose their use of tantalum, tin, gold, or tungsten mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or a contiguous country.

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