Conflict minerals. Introduction to conflict minerals and the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative

July 27, 2013

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Seminar

Conflict Minerals: Regulations and Compliance

October 30-31, 2013

Conference Site: www.iltam.org/conflict_minerals

Speakers

Mike Loch (Motorola Solutions)

Jay Celorie (Hewlett-Packard)

Jean-Paul Meutcheho (Global Advanced Metals (GAM))

Objectives

-          Introduction of conflict minerals: background, main actions taken by the international community on the matter, and legislation in the USA.

-          Familiarizing the participants with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and reporting required on conflict minerals, OECD guidelines and other initiatives (e.g. Canada & EU).

-          Introduction to the different mechanisms and initiatives that assist the filing and due diligence requirements of SEC regulations.

-          Providing the participants with knowledge and mechanisms to cope with the SEC regulation.

-          Informing the participants about the effects of the SEC regulation on the supply chain.

Seminar includes

-          Introduction to the subject of conflict minerals.

-          Current status report of the US legislation on conflict minerals and the SEC regulations.

-          Introduction to the OECD guidelines.

-          Clarifications on the difference between Downstream and Upstream companies’ requirements.

-          Practical examples and explanations of the different mechanisms that will allow companies to adhere to the SEC requirements, both for filing and non-filing companies.

-          In-depth description of the due diligence process required of companies with regards to conflict minerals and a step-by-step demonstration of the process.

-          Practical explanation on how to work with CMRT, EICC dashboard and other documents needed in the process.

-          Recommendations & tips for company how to internally cope with the conflict minerals project.

-          Israeli companies’ experience with the conflict minerals project.

-          Elaboration and demonstration of the OECD five steps due diligence process specified in the Guidelines.

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