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US State Department backs OECD on conflict minerals

Post By: Organic Development on Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The US State Department has issued a statement clarifying its position on due diligence requirements with respect to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act concerning “conflict minerals”. Final regulations are due to be issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) between August and December this year, but in the interim it “specifically endorses the guidance issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and encourages companies to draw upon this guidance as they establish their due...

ITRI and Burundi to co-operate over iTSCi implementation

Post By: Organic Development on Monday, 11 July 2011

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Republic of Burundi and ITRI (on behalf of the iTSCi programme) are pleased to announce plans to co-operate over the implementation of the iTSCi traceability and due diligence initiative. This follows piloting of iTSCi in South Kivu in 2010, the on-going implementation in Rwanda since the end of 2010, and the more recent start-up of the scheme in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in late March...

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