September 24, 2015｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Annual Conference is happening this week in San Jose, CA. The topic of this year’s conference is Responsible Mineral Sourcing. The conference is a full day of educational seminars as well as exhibits by companies that service the environmental compliance industry. So naturally […]
Posts in category Conflict Minerals – Canada
August 05, 2015｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. In June, we announced our latest Data Service for Conflict Minerals compliance: Smelter or Refiner (SOR) Validation. Now we’re releasing a detailed data sheet on this service to explain our comprehensive SOR validation process, and how it can release suppliers from the burden of contacting multiple suppliers, sub-suppliers, and even smelters […]
June 11, 2015｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. One of your due diligence responsibilities as a manufacturer is to make a reasonable effort to ensure you’re using accurate information from your suppliers. Validating Smelters or Refiners (SORs) provided by your suppliers has become a key aspect in delivering acceptable CMRT forms. Validation includes determining whether a smelter […]
September 26, 2014｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. As we reported yesterday, the Canadian version of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law was voted down this week. Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act, would have implemented the same due diligence responsibilities on companies that exist in the U.S. under the SEC’s adaption of the Dodd-Frank Act. The bill was […]
September 25, 2014｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Bill C-486, the Canadian version of the U.S. Conflict Minerals Law, was voted down yesterday. We’ll post more tomorrow as we learn more. C-486 was introduced as a “private member’s bill” which rarely pass. A private member’s bill is a bill introduced in a parliamentary system by a member of […]
September 16, 2014｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Bill C-486, the Conflict Minerals Act, is due to be voted on this month by Canada’s House of Commons. If passed, the legislation would require companies that are engaged in the extraction, purchasing, trading or use of 3TG minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold) originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo […]
March 29, 2013｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada is about to reintroduce legislation, modeled on the US Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to ensure Canadian companies are not using conflict minerals in their supply chain. Go here for the story.