The SEC’s conflict minerals reporting rules became effective January 1, 2013, and those rules impose burdens on companies throughout the automotive supply chain, given how prevalent the so-called “conflict minerals” are in...more
Supply chain compliance is on the government’s enforcement radar like never before. If the recent Executive Order on Trafficking in Government Contracts and final SEC Conflict Minerals Rules were not notice enough, the...more
Yesterday celebrated an auspicious anniversary as it was the 125th anniversary of the British newspaper, the Financial Times (FT), its first issue having been delivered on February 13, 1888. In England, and across the world,...more
With an effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy that adequately addresses supply chain issues, a company can better manage legal, reputational and economic risks.
A company risks legal, reputational and...more
I thought about the Astros futility when reading about the Criminal Enforcement Agreement (CEA) entered into by Gibson Guitar Corp (Gibson) for violations of the Lacey Act, which is a 111-year-old law, originally enacted to...more
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was enacted into law on September 30, 2010. According to Section 2 of the Act, the Act’s purpose is to “ensure large retailers and manufacturers provide...more
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