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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,"...

2013-11-04 16:23:47

OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Claigan Environmental (www.claigan.com) announces an update to their conflict minerals services. For some time, Claigan has been involved in reasonable country of origin inquiries with suppliers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold containing parts and materials. Over the second half of 2013, Claigan has expanded its work and expertise into the area of smelter reasonable country of origin inquiries and due diligence. Claigan's expanded...

2013-10-17 12:23:21

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The following is an update on the current industry status regarding progress towards compliance with Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank and the related SEC final rules. Key notes 1) In September of 2013, approximately 2,946 companies were identified to have conflict minerals compliance programs. This likely only represents a subset of companies with conflict minerals policies, but does show a significant level of engagement by...

2013-10-03 16:21:28

Electronics, aerospace, automotive and other manufacturers and suppliers look to global supply chain info-gathering expert STTAS to meet SEC requirement. DETROIT, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the May 2014 deadline to notify the Securities and Exchange Commission of the use of conflict minerals in any part of their operations fast approaching, manufacturers are looking outside their own organizations for solutions to the daunting task. "The reach of this requirement...


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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