5pm, for 5.30pm start, ECPAT UK National Training Centre, London SW1W 0BS
Intel, AMD, Dell, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Motorola Solutions are amongst the tech firms that have spoken out in favour of continuing efforts on supply chain transparency for conflict minerals. The move was prompted by the petition filed by the National Association of Manufacturers, the US Chamber of
Commerce, and the Business Roundtable for judicial review of the final rule implementing Dodd Frank Act Section 1502. This is the US law which requires firms to declare their efforts on tracing conflict minerals in their supply chains.
The statement can be found here
The European Commission has published a consultation on a possible EU initiative on responsible sourcing of minerals originating from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
Closing date for responses is 26 June 2013.