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 […]
Posts in category Conflict Minerals – EU
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.
February 07, 2014｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Karel De Gucht, the EU trade chief, will propose to the EU Commission in March a voluntary scheme to reduce the import of minerals from conflict zones in Africa. Like the US regulation, the proposal will likely limit gold, tungsten, tantalum and tin, but the list of minerals […]
November 19, 2013｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Highlights from the IPC’s October conference on conflict minerals in Brussels: The proposed regulation will be delayed until February or March 2014. After the regulation is final, it will be forwarded to the Development and Trade Committees in the EU Parliament. Action is not expected until Fall of 2014. […]
November 01, 2013｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The EU intends to move forward with its version of Conflict Minerals regulation. The Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) is the EU Commission organization charged with writing the regulation. Fern Abrams, IPC’s Director of Government Relations and Environmental Policy, attended a series of meetings last week in Brussels and came […]
April 01, 2013｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On March 27, 2013 the European Commission launched a public consultation on conflict minerals. The aim of the consultation is get interested parties’ views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict zones and high-risk areas – for example, war zones, post-war zones, […]