Posts in category Conflict Minerals – U.S.

Rehearing Reaffirms Unconstitutionali...

Rehearing Reaffirms Unconstitutionality of Conflict Minerals Provisions

August 19, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The on-going legal dispute over the Conflict Minerals provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act reached another milestone yesterday, as a three-seat panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed the Court’s prior decision. In April 2014, the Court ruled that requiring electronics manufacturers to declare […]

Learn About Smelter or Refiner (SOR) ...

Learn About Smelter or Refiner (SOR) Validation

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 […]

CFSI Jumps to CMRT 4.01 Forms to Corr...

CFSI Jumps to CMRT 4.01 Forms to Correct Errors

June 12, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), an initiative of EICC and GeSI, released a new Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) version today: CMRT 4.01. The new CMRT 4.01 form comes just a few months after CFSI released the CMRT 4.0 form on April 30 this year. CMRT 4.01 makes the following changes, […]

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 […]

CFSI Releases Conflict Minerals Repor...

CFSI Releases Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) Version 4.0

May 01, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), an initiative of EICCand GeSI, has released an updated CMRT version 4.0 form to be used for 2015 data and the May 31, 2016 SEC filings. CFSI developed and maintains the CMRT forms to facilitate the transfer of information through the supply […]

House Republicans Urge SEC to Drop Fi...

House Republicans Urge SEC to Drop Fight Over Conflict Minerals Rule

March 04, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Congressional Republicans in the U.S. have sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) urging the SEC to drop their effort to force manufacturers to report whether or not their products are found to be conflict free. In April 2014, the D.C. Circuit Court of […]

Newsweek article: Where Apple Gets th...

Newsweek article: Where Apple Gets the Tantalum for Your iPhone

February 05, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Newsweek ran an in-depth article yesterday on the source of Tantalum in cellular phones and devices. The article describes the struggle with sourcing conflict minerals that our customers are all too familiar with. Where Apple Gets the Tantalum for Your iPhone puts Apple in the forefront of the conflict minerals […]

American Institute of CPAs publishes ...

American Institute of CPAs publishes FAQ on Conflict Minerals reporting

February 03, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest professional accounting association with over 400,000 members in 145 countries, published a new FAQ this week on conflict minerals reporting. The detailed FAQ comes from AICPA’s Financial Reporting Center, and explains the responsibilities and requirements for conflict minerals reporting from […]

Packers quarterback and Enough Projec...

Packers quarterback and Enough Project speak on conflict minerals

December 05, 2014|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Football Star Supports Peace in Congo Green Bay Packers quarterback and superbowl MVP Aaron Rodgers is hosting an event in support of peace for the Congo before his December 8th Monday Night Football game. Those who successfully bid on the $10 tickets will be able to throw a […]