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EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Signe...

EU Conflict Minerals Regulation Signed Into Law

June 05, 2017|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Conflict Minerals Regulation to Take Effect July 8, 2017 The European Union’s Conflict Minerals Regulation has been signed into law and was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on May 19, 2017. The “EU Conflict Minerals Regulation 2017” will enter into force 20 days after publication […]

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conf...

EU Reaches Landmark Agreement on Conflict Minerals Regulation

November 23, 2016|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Legislation Text Finalized for EU Conflict Minerals Yesterday, the European Union reached a landmark agreement on the text for the Conflict Minerals regulation that was approved by the EU in May 2015. The EU Council and the European Parliament worked together to finalize the text and determine how and when […]

GreenSoft at the Conflict-Free Sourci...

GreenSoft at the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Annual Conference

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 […]

Learn About GreenSoft’s Compreh...

Learn About GreenSoft’s Comprehensive Smelter or Refiner (SOR) Validation Process

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 […]

Smelter or Refiner Validation with Gr...

Smelter or Refiner Validation with GreenSoft

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 […]

EU Parliament Votes for Mandatory Con...

EU Parliament Votes for Mandatory Conflict Minerals Certification

May 20, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. After an EU Parliament Commission voted last month to move forward with draft Conflict Minerals legislation, the full EU Parliament voted yesterday to amend the draft legislation and make the certification of conflict minerals imports mandatory instead of self-certified. In a 400 to 285 vote, the Parliament overturned […]

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward Wi...

EU Committee Votes to Move Forward With Draft Conflict Minerals Legislation

April 14, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Yesterday the EU’s International Trade Committee voted 22 to 16 to move forward with a draft conflict minerals law requiring certification of EU smelters and refiners importing conflict minerals. The legislation applies to EU importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG) originating from conflict-torn areas. The legislation […]

EU Receives Pressure on Conflict Mine...

EU Receives Pressure on Conflict Minerals Ahead of December Decision

October 29, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The European Union is scheduled to discuss draft Conflict Minerals regulation in December, and this month it received pressure regarding that regulation from both a group of Catholic bishops and a group of investors representing more than €855 billion in assets. Catholic Bishops Request Mandatory Compliance CIDSE, a group […]

EU Proposes Conflict Minerals Strateg...

EU Proposes Conflict Minerals Strategy

March 06, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On March 5, the EU published draft legislation on Conflict Minerals. At present, the legislation would only apply to importers of covered minerals and metals (Tungsten, Tin, Tantalum and Gold). Unlike the U.S, the proposal requires self-certification only; this could change. Here is the press release.

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