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Conflict Minerals - Finding Smelter Sources
Tuesday July 8, 2015
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
Any SEC issuers who use Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold in their products must report on their sources of those materials to the SEC and the public. These reports are due in May of each calendar year and lack of sourcing information was cited as the number one gap by companies reporting to the SEC in 2014.
This webinar will focus on the efforts and activities necessary in order to determine the mining sources of smelters in a company's Supply Chain.
What you will learn:
- How to identify the problems "on the front lines" with respect to getting this data and ways to identify sources and mitigate risk in their Supply Chain.
- How to identify real smelters vs. fake smelters
- An understanding of the different sources of Conflict Minerals and how to identify them in their Supply Chain
- The overall progress of smelters towards obtaining Conflict Free Smelting certifications and what the expectation is for the next year
- Jonathan Hughes, Conflict Minerals Program Director; Assent Compliance Inc.
Jonathan Hughes is the Director of Assent Compliance's Conflict Mineral service division. During his time with Assent, he has overseen various programs including REACH, RoHS and Conflict Minerals. Jonathan has been instrumental in the architecture and further development of Assent's Compliance Software and Consulting service offerings. He represented Assent Compliance when requested to speak with the SEC in person regarding the proposed Conflict Minerals. His feedback was requested in writing, submitted to the SEC and cited in the Final Rules. He continues to work with groups such as the Conflict Minerals Stakeholder Forum, NAEM, IPC and others to further industry awareness and understanding of Conflict Minerals regulations. Jonathan attained a Higher National Diploma overseas at Canterbury College, UK and a Bachelor of Economics at Carleton University.