Earlier this month my firm released a white paper written in cooperation with SAP partner iPoint Systems on the topic of conflict minerals. The impending Dodd-Frank Act and the impact on conflict minerals on the manufacturing supply chain is of great concern. Particularly for electronics manufacturers and suppliers, the reporting issues are ambiguous and the requirements are defined by legislation but appear to be poorly written when it comes to execution. As my colleague Liz Garnand explains in the paper, there exists a wide chasm between the “what” and the “how” of the new US legislation.
You may access the full summary at either Sustainable Business Forum or Wordpress sites which will provide a link to the free white paper.