The impact of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act will have a widespread impact throughout the electronics manufacturing supply chain. The ruling imposes reporting requirements upon publicly-traded companies who products contain metals derived from minerals defined as ‘conflict-minerals’, which include tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold.
To adhere to these requirements manufacturers must determine the parts, assemblies, and materials that incorporate one or more of the identified metals.
Instituting an effective data management process will present a number of challenges specific to data gathering, tracking, and reporting that will be time consuming and resource intensive.
TPP’s data solutions can ease the burden on OEMs. The Compliance Management Module provides identification, reporting, and due diligence capabilities to meet the new requirements.
- Identification of Conflict Minerals
- Concentration, weight, where used, CAS number
- Collection of conflict minerals supplier declarations
- Management and storage of associated documentation
- Produce roll-up reports from current and auditable documentation from suppliers concerning the country of origin of the specified metals
TPP data technicians work directly with suppliers to obtain conflict minerals country of origin data using the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition’s Global e-Sustainability Initiative (EICC-GeSI) Conflict Minerals Reporting Template.
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