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2014-07-25 04:20:52

Corporations Should Have Comprehensive, Audit-Traceable Reporting Procedures in Place by Dec. 31; Supply Chain Risk Management Firm Source Intelligence® Urges Action Now for 2015 Reporting CARLSBAD, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two-year grace period for U.S. conflict minerals reporting requirements for large companies ends in less than six months, posing a significant challenge for the nearly 98 percent of companies that recently indicated they could not fully determine...

2014-06-02 04:20:17

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline for public companies' first disclosure to the SEC on conflict minerals has finally arrived, and one thing is becoming very clear--there's still lots of work to be done to get to transparency. Companies filings offer minimal transparency to where tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) are sourced. Source Intelligence gives companies a method to ensure their filings will be successful when filing indeterminable will no longer be an...

2014-05-28 12:23:36

In recognition of outstanding work: IPC, the global association for the printed circuit board and electronics industry, honors three iPoint employees REUTLINGEN, Germany, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the "Distinguished Committee Service Award", the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) honored Joerg Walden, CEO of iPoint-systems, as well as Achim Schrempp and Andreas Schiffleitner, Project and Product Managers at iPoint. They were awarded for their...

2014-04-17 08:23:02

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent ruling by the Court of Appeals has no impact on whether or not issuers are obligated to conduct due diligence, a reasonable country of origin inquiry, or file a Form SD or CMR. Ultimately, the ruling was over semantics involved in labeling products as "DRC conflict free" in reports filed with the SEC and on company web sites. It is still unclear what the SEC will require products containing conflict minerals sourced from the...

2014-04-15 08:23:29

Including updates from the US Court of Appeals decision OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - On 17 April 2014, Claigan Environmental Inc. (www.claigan.com) will present a webinar on how to write a Conflict Minerals Report (CMR) for submission to the SEC including an explanation of the impact of the April 14 US Court of Appeals decision. Companies under scope of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act are required to submit a Conflict Minerals Report to the SEC as an exhibit to their specialized...

2014-04-10 08:24:14

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Source Intelligence's 2013 data from the private industry's largest registry of suppliers shows it can take as long as six months for suppliers to respond to a request for conflict minerals reporting information. Publicly-held companies (issuers) must take into account this significant lead time in the preparation for compliance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Rule. "At Source Intelligence, we've built a strong supplier...

2014-04-07 12:38:38

GTKonnect module helps companies comply with SEC Conflict Minerals Rule filing, going into effect this May, by automating origin inquiries, risk assessment and reporting IRVINE, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Netwin Solutions, Inc., a premier provider of integrated Global Supply Chain Security and Trade Management (GTM) solutions and the company powering GTKonnect suite, has announced the launch of a new software module that will help companies comply with the new SEC Conflict...

2014-01-28 12:21:37

Free White Paper Available to Educate Companies on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and Dodd-Frank Act Section 1502 Requirements HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has announced a complete range of service solutions to address due diligence and compliance challenges related to conflict minerals. Bureau Veritas has also authored a free white paper to assist companies concerned by conflict minerals, most...

2014-01-22 08:23:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven of the world's largest industry associations collaborate with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch the first cross-industry training and resource center, addressing SEC's Conflict Minerals compliance regulation. Source Intelligence has developed the Conflict Minerals Resource Center (CMRC) to support over 15,000 member companies who collectively generate over $3 trillion (USD) in GDP and hundreds of thousands of...

2014-01-20 08:20:38

REUTLINGEN, Germany, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iPoint-systems is market leader in the field of Conflict Minerals reporting software / Customers from 68 countries The software specialist iPoint-systems has reached a milestone: On 20th January, the 11,000th company registered as a user of the iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform (iPCMP). "This means iPoint has finally secured its position as the market leader for software in the field of Conflict Minerals reporting,"...


Latest Minerals Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:30:45

Chert is a fine-grained silica-rich cryptocrystalline sedimentary rock that may contain small fossils. It varies greatly in color from white to black, but most often manifests as gray, brown, grayish brown and light green to rusty red; its color is an expression of trace elements present in the rock, and both red and green are most often related to traces of iron (in its oxidized and reduced forms respectively). It outcrops as nodules in limestone, chalk, and dolostone formations as a...

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2005-05-26 09:37:09

Limonite Limonite is a ferric hydrate of varying composition, the generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as Limonite often contains a varying amount of oxide compared to hydroxide. Together with hematite, it is mined as ore for the production of iron. Limonite is heavy and yellowish-brown. It is not a true mineral, however, but a mixture of similar hydrated iron oxide minerals, mostly Goethite. Limonite forms mostly in or near...

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