Tantalum – Just weeks remain before companies registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission must disclose whether they are receiving tantalum, tungsten, tin and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and, if so, whether they are getting those minerals from conflict-free sources. However, PricewaterhouseCoopers says many companies are not ready to do so.
Articles Tagged "conflict minerals"
Tungsten – Metal Bulletin reported that German technology metals supplier HC Starck doesn't prioritize sourcing its tungsten from Africa.
Tungsten – On November 26, a joint conflict-free program was announced to help address the issue of conflict tungsten.
Tantalum – A recent expose by National Geographic explores the conflict regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and shows how conflict minerals have made their way into our everyday electronics.
Tin – Much has been said of the massive scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and Lisa Reisman, managing editor of MetalMiner.com, sees opportunity in the controversial provisions governing conflict minerals. In this interview with The Metals Report, Reisman discusses how companies are dealing with the new requirements and names companies closest to production in the crucial tantalum, tungsten and tin space.
Tantalum – Tantalum from Africa is often overshadowed by conflict in one country, but the metal can be found across the continent.
Tantalum – The Conflict Minerals Act, which governs the disclosure of conflict minerals in electronics supply chains, has been criticized for having too many loopholes.
Tantalum – New conflict minerals rules are more lenient on scrap and recycled tantalum. As the market digests this news, interest in secondary supply is growing.
Tantalum – BusinessWeek reported business groups have joined together to sue the Securities and Exchange Commission in the U.S. regarding the Dodd-Frank ruling which states companies must make reasonable efforts to ensure tantalum and other conflict minerals are not from war-torn regions.
Tantalum – To the relief of many, the long-awaited conflict minerals rules have been finalized.