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The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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A new white paper from EcoVadis on the UK Modern Slavery Act

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SEC Hints At Possible Clarification Of Conflict Minerals -

SEC Hints At Possible Clarification Of Conflict Minerals - | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

As discussed in a previous post, the SEC's final Conflict Minerals rule, adopted in August 2012 to implement Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, has a number of undefined terms and ambiguous provisions that require difficult interpretations of the rule's applicability.  One example is whether the critical term "product" includes packaging.

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The Conflict Minerals rule still contains some shadow areas and further guidance is needed to cope with this highly complex issue. When?

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Responsible Sourcing Network - Blog

Responsible Sourcing Network - Blog | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

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.

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Last October, U.S. business group led by the National Association of Manufacturers launched a lawsuit against the S.E.C. complaining the conflict mineral law is costly to administer and ineffective. This week, investors managing $458.67 billion worth in assets responded to the lawsuit.

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Implementation of Conflict-Free Gold Standard is under way

Implementation of Conflict-Free Gold Standard is under way | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Global gold authority and industry body the World Gold Council (WGC) is pleased with the industry’s reception of its Conflict-Free Gold Standard (CFGS), which has been welcomed by various stakeholders – including WGC member companies...
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We know the Conflict-free Gold Standard was released by the World Gold Council in October 2012. Of interest here is the current development of third party audit schemes and external-assurance services to ensure conformance with the standards in 2013.

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