Conflict Minerals Content

Conflict Minerals: Starring Dodd-Frank as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Many manufacturing organizations continue to hustle to comply with Conflict Minerals rules and a May 2014 filing deadline. But the rules actually get more complicated in 2014 and beyond. We won’t provide a backdrop on Conflict Minerals legislation in this analysis, but have included links to our earlier coverage and research (and our Conflict Minerals survival guide) at the end. In short, we would categorize the current and emerging environment as one where companies (and individuals, especially within smaller suppliers) are already – or will soon go – heads down into an aggressive implementation model.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: Checklists, Templates, Planning Documents [PRO]

The Spend Matters and MetalMiner team are busy wrapping up a week that featured our first live event on conflict minerals. Today, we share one of the resources given to attendees: The MetalMiner/Elm Consulting Conflict Minerals Checklist document. Organizations at any stage of developing a conflict minerals compliance strategy will find this Excel sheet useful in defining all of the activities, processes and program elements necessary to drive conflict minerals compliance.

Conflict Minerals Questions Answered

Where do US manufacturers stand on conflict minerals compliance as we approach 2H2013? At Conflict Minerals EDGE earlier this week, we sought to find out. […]

Conflict Minerals EDGE: Live Blogging, Compliance Technology, And More [PRO]

The Spend Matters and MetalMiner teams are currently attending our Conflict Minerals EDGE event in Chicago. To get started, we'd like to offer up Thomas Kase and Jason Busch's presentation on Conflict Minerals technology, which gives an insider glance into specific tools and templates and includes checklists, a technology decision guide, and a blueprint for integrating compliance solutions into your broader supplier management, procurement, and supply chain technologies.