Please join us for a free webinar on 1502 Conflict Mineral Reporting
Please join us for “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program”, a free webinar hosted by Source Intelligence. Patricia Jurewicz, director of Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), will be presenting.
The hour-long webinar will be held at 1pm ET / 10am PT on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Register >>
136 International Brands Valued at Over $1 Trillion Sign Pledge Against Forced Labor in Uzbek Cotton Fields
IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Other Apparel Brands Join Coalition for Responsible Sourcing. Read blog >>
RSN and the Enough Project released the paper Expectations for Companies’ Conflict Mineral Reporting. It provides a set of reporting guidelines that SRI investors and human rights groups are expecting companies to disclose to the SEC by May 2014. The paper encourages companies to establish baselines in their inaugural reports and specify steps they will take to improve transparency in their conflict minerals sourcing. Download Report >>>
Investors Applaud DC District Court Decision to Uphold Conflict Minerals Rule and Dismiss Lawsuit
We applaud the decision taken by the DC District Court on July 23rd to uphold the implementing rules for Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and to dismiss the lawsuit …. See Statement>>>
Investors Support Conflict Minerals Rule and Reiterate Disagreement with Lawsuit
More than 50 sustainable, socially responsible, and faith-based investment groups representing $458.67 billion in assets under management released a statement today expressing their support for the SEC’s final rule for Conflict Mineral Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. They also reiterated their disagreement to the lawsuit filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Business Roundtable. Read Blog >>>
RSN Report: To The Spinner: Forging A Chain to Responsible Sourcing
A new report to help brands identify high risk cotton and trace the origin of the cotton in their products so they can eliminate cotton linked to forced or child labor, particularly in Uzbekistan where the government orchestrates forced adult and child labor. Download Report >>>
RSN Report: Resource Sharing in the DRC Examining the Role of Trusts
This report examines the potential of Trusts to assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC or Congo) as a useful organizational structure that could help tackle some of its current challenges such as food scarcity, land insecurity, and disempowerment of women. Download Report >>>
Your company has signed the Cotton Pledge?
What’s next? See our guide to taking the next steps to reinforce your pledge commitment and get forced labor out of your cotton supply chain. More here >>>
Nike Signs Cotton Pledge
We are thrilled that Nike and its brands Hurley and Converse have signed the cotton pledge. Well played!! See the current list of pledge signees here >>>
What’s Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals
This white paper authored by Karen Sumie Runde and Nicole Sowers and edited by Patricia Jurewicz is a comprehensive overview of initiatives for investors and companies and emphasizes a holistic approach to solving the problem.