Posts tagged conflict minerals

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 […]

New Compliance Roundtables Added in P...

New Compliance Roundtables Added in Portland, Seattle, and California

April 01, 2016 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. It’s time for another round of educational roundtables with VDE Americas! We’re partnering up with VDE Americas again this year to bring you a round of global compliance seminars this spring. Titled “Regulatory Compliance Solutions and Updates for Wireless Enabled Products Entering the Global Marketplace,” these roundtables are tailored for […]

CFSI Releases Conflict Minerals Repor...

CFSI Releases Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) Version 4.01b

December 04, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. On November 16, the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) released CMRT 4.01b, an update from CMRT 4.01 which was released in May. With the release, CFSI writes: “CFSI strongly encourages the use of CMRT 4.0 or later for the current reporting year, calendar year 2015. Suppliers responding to new […]

Court Denies SEC’s Petition for...

Court Denies SEC’s Petition for Rehearing in Conflict Minerals Case

November 18, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. With surprising speed, the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has denied the SEC and Amnesty International’s petition for a rehearing en banc of the Court’s recent rulings on the Conflict Mineral provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. In April 2014, the Court determined that provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that required companies […]

SEC Seeks Rehearing in On-Going Confl...

SEC Seeks Rehearing in On-Going Conflict Minerals Legal Battle

October 14, 2015|Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc. Last week saw yet another step in the on-going legal battle over the conflict mineral provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. On October 2, the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions requesting an en banc rehearing of the Court’s April 2014 decision which determined that provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act were unconstitutional and the Court’s August three-seat […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]