Commenting on the release of the white paper, Evan Evans, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Energy at WSP, said: “WSP’s white paper, Conflict Minerals All is Not Lost (for 2013), is a practical and actionable guide to help companies identify potential sources of conflict minerals in the supply chain, understand the process and level of due diligence, and to be in compliance with the 2013 reporting requirements. As a leading global advisor on product sustainability and supply chain optimization, WSP provides realistic guidance on navigating the framework of this recent ruling and strategies to ensure compliance, even if your organization had a late start.”
The paper’s overview of the conflict minerals compliance process is based on WSP’s work with many clients to support the “end to end” conflict minerals process including strategy development, reasonable country of origin inquiries, risk assessment, due diligence and SEC filing, and our strong industry background in materials sciences and supply chain engagement to collect and interpret complex data. WSP employs experts on all phases of product compliance and supply chain management who have a comprehensive understanding of SEC’s final rule on conflict minerals. We actively translate that understanding into tactical approaches that clients can deploy in order to ensure compliance with conflict minerals reporting requirements.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in July 2010 and the SEC published the final conflict minerals rule in August 2012 with the rule becoming effective for the 2013 reporting period. The conflict minerals include tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (and their derivatives)
For a better understanding of the conflict minerals final rule and the compliance requirements, please download a copy of the WSP’s white paper, Conflict Minerals All is Not Lost (for 2013). http://www.wspgroup.com/
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