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Conflict minerals reporting research emphasises need for mine-based risk control

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Research published in October 2017 has highlighted a 'troubling trend' in 2017 corporate conflict minerals reporting towards more 'tick-box' compliance testing and away from stronger 'risk-based' due diligence approaches to use of 3T and other minerals in their products. This emphasises the importance of programmes such as iTSCi that aim to control risk at mine sites themselves rather than entirely rely on downstream or smelter efforts that are very remote from the real issues.

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Trump administration recommends Dodd-Frank ‘conflict minerals’ disclosure repeal

Post By: Jeremy Pearce on Thursday, 12 October 2017

The US Treasury Department has recommended repeal of four sections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, including Clause 1502 mandating due diligence disclosure of 'conflict minerals' from Central Africa. It is argued that such disclosures are not "material to the reasonable investor for making investment decisions".

The move is part of a general initiative to streamline regulatory systems seen by the Trump administration as holding back economic opportunity and growth.

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