by Source Intelligence
on July 27, 2016
Companies can utilize Conflict Minerals Reporting as an opportunity to thoroughly investigate their supply chains, create value-sharing and mitigate risk by getting to know their suppliers throughout the supply chain.
Last week, Source Intelligence released “Conflict Minerals Reporting. A Deeper Look into RY2015 SEC Filings.” The report provides an in-depth analysis of benchmarking data from over 1200 Conflict Minerals Reports submitted by public companies, in accordance with Dodd Frank Act Section 1502. Complementary to the report, Source Intelligence also released an on-demand webinar going over key insights and findings from the RY 2015 SEC Filings, featuring resident Chief Scientific Officer Jennifer Kraus, and Michael Littenberg, leading supply chain compliance lawyer, Partner at Ropes & Gray. To watch, click here.
The process of analyzing data of the reporting year 2015 SEC filings has provided Source Intelligence to identify key trends and insights over time. The following are 7 main takeaways from the 2015 reporting year that managers can utilize to implement effective changes in time for the following year’s reporting requirements.
Source Intelligence’s ““Conflict Minerals Reporting. A Deeper Look into RY2015 SEC Filings” provides an in-depth analysis of how companies are fulfilling their Conflict Minerals Reporting requirements, and how methods are changing and improving over time. To download the full report, click here. To watch our on-demand webinar on key trends and highlights with additional insights from experts, click here.
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