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15 Facts about the Conflict Minerals Regulation of the EU that you should know


FAQ · English · by Katie Boehme

On May 19, 2017, EU Conflict Minerals Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The new Regulation will take effect on January 1, 2021. This FAQ document outlines key elements of the new law.


A Business Case for Conflict Minerals Compliance Software Automation


White Paper · English · by Tolga Yaprak

Save time and money - Manage your Conflict Minerals program with iPoint’s cloud-based software solution.

Managing the day-to-day tasks of even a small Conflict Minerals program can be extremely challenging. Outside of the overall coordination of communication, the review, roll-up, and reporting tasks can become extremely cumbersome without the benefits of automation and systematic data retention.


Using software to manage a Conflict Minerals program not only saves time and money, it allows the staff using the software to know that their program is being maintained to the industry and customer standards required to maintain compliance in an ever-changing sea of regulations and requirements.


Corporate liabilities for modern-day slavery in supply and service chains: A transnational framework


Webinar · English · May 4, 2016


Free webinar with Dr. Chris N. Bayer and iPoint


Recent regulations have turned the spotlight on human rights issues as a major financial and reputational risk for companies and their supply chains.


On April 25, 2016, iPoint-systems released a commissioned framework of human trafficking and slavery laws. Directed at the private sector, the framework focuses on seven business-relevant laws in the USA, EU, and UK. Showing how these laws relate to each other thematically may not only assist companies in their design of relevant programs, but furthermore informs the design and evaluation of an integrated, liability-based reporting and compliance solution.


Join iPoint and Dr. Chris N. Bayer, the framework’s author, on May 4, 2016, for a free one-hour webinar to learn more about the framework and its implications for your business. The webinar concludes with a Q&A session which offers you the unique opportunity to pose your framework-related questions to Dr. Bayer.



Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: An Overview of Current Regulations and NGO Perspectives


Webinar · English · April 21, 2016


Free webinar with AnnieCannons and iPoint


The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010), the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015), and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (2016) belong to an ever-increasing set of laws which has turned the spotlight on human rights issues within companies and their supply chains.


Join iPoint and AnnieCannons, a leading NGO in the field, on April 21 for a free webinar to get an overview of current regulations and NGO perspectives on anti-human trafficking and modern slavery. During this one-hour webinar, experts from the field with hands-on experience in grassroots and legislative efforts will provide insight into the different types of human trafficking and modern slavery, definitions, legislation, and regulations, what companies are doing to comply, and what services are available for supporting your compliance efforts.


Webinar attendees will learn about:

  • The existing legislation and regulations that affect supply chains

  • Services that are available to assist in these compliance efforts

  • What companies can do in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery

The webinar presents a unique opportunity to learn from AnnieCannons cofounder Laura Hackney, one of the most respected individuals active in engaging survivors and companies in supply chains.


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CAMDS – Requirements, Challenges, Solutions


Webinar · English · April 7, 2016


As of recently, automotive companies not only have to provide data for the International Material Data System (IMDS), but also for the China Automotive Material Data System (CAMDS).


Join iPoint for a free English webinar to learn more about

  •     CAMDS functionalities,

  •     CAMDS vs. IMDS – similarities and differences,

  •     CAMDS requirements and challenges, and

  •     Solutions for expediting and simplifying CAMDS processes.


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What does the move to high product transparency mean to your company?


Webinar · English · April 6, 2016


Free webinar with iPoint and GreenBlue

Higher product transparency is increasingly becoming a global business requirement for companies across multiple markets and industries.

Join iPoint and GreenBlue for a free webinar to learn more about

  •     What high product transparency is and why it is important

  •     The history and trends behind it

  •     The progressive steps towards improving it

  •     The operational business best practices to help support it.


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Benefits of Outsourcing your Conflict Minerals Compliance Process – A Case Study by Kennametal


Webinar · English · March 1, 2016


Companies are under increasing pressure to expand their supplier survey efforts in order to ensure an ethical supply chain. New regulations and formal compliance reporting requirements will place additional burden on companies whose resources will spend even more time away from their core duties in order to manage increasingly complex compliance requirements.


Join iPoint and Kennametal on March 1 for this free one-hour webinar to learn how outsourcing helps companies ensure compliance while avoiding costs and keeping valuable internal resources focused on their core duties. Kennametal will provide insight into the benefits and advantages derived from outsourcing their Conflict Minerals process.


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Webinar: Tackling Human Trafficking and Slavery in Global Supply Chains: Corporate Compliance with the California TISCA


Webinar · English · February 16th, 2016


Many companies affected by Conflict Minerals regulations (USA, EU) are also subject to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (“CA-TISCA”) and other laws targeting human trafficking and slavery in commercial supply chains.

Join iPoint and Development International on February 16 for a free one-hour webinar to learn more about CA-TISCA as well as other current and emerging regulations aimed at combating human trafficking and slavery, and companies’ efforts in complying with these regulations.

In this interactive webinar, Dr. Chris Bayer from Development International will present and discuss the findings of his recent CA-TISCA study. This first benchmarking study on the very first disclosure law addressing human trafficking and slavery within commercial supply chains comprehensively evaluates 1,504 companies on their disclosure compliance with CA-TISCA.


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The Value of Preparing for an IPSA and What it Can Mean For Your Company


Webinar · English · February 10th, 2016


On February 10, 2016, iPoint is hosting a free webinar on “The Value of Preparing for an IPSA and What it Can Mean For Your Company” with Christopher McClure, Crowe Horwath LLP.


During this live webinar, you will learn about the value of an IPSA audit and how your company can benefit from the results. This webinar is useful for SEC and non-SEC filers. Topics include:

• Latest update on legal status of IPSA requirement
• Tips for audit planning and preparation
• Insights into current industry trends – what are companies doing now?


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Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Supply-Chain Survey 2015: A discussion with Dr. Chris N. Bayer and Kelly Eisenhardt


Webinar · English · December 3rd, 2015


While the 2014 survey estimated the actual cost of Dodd-Frank Section 1502 to SEC issuers, the 2015 survey unravels the nuts and bolts of Conflict Minerals program implementation among companies in the downstream 3TG supply chains. 240 companies participated in the study, revealing to what extent they rely on internal vs. external resources, the application of IT systems, data and knowledge management, performance of audits, as well as company policy.

In this interactive webinar, principal investigator Chris Bayer will present and discuss the most important findings of the 2015 Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Supply-Chain survey. Kelly Eisenhardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BlueCircle Advisors™, will then follow with an industry perspective analysis.

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How to Select Software for Product Compliance Programs


Webinar · English · October 20th & 22nd, 2015


As regulations and customer demands for product compliance expand and grow more and more complex, companies are discovering that a software solution to automate the data collection, processing, and reporting can save them time and money. This free one-hour webinar with iPoint and Design Chain Associates will provide an in-depth analysis designed to help companies answer their most pressing questions.

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Conflict Minerals Compliance: Mistakes, Lessons Learned & Best Practices


Webinar · English · July 28th & 30th, 2015


In this interactive panel discussion, experts from iPoint, IHS, and Compliance Week will answer your questions about best practices for managing data gathering and reporting, due diligence measures, and solutions for automating the collecting, assessing and processing of Conflict Minerals information.

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Conflict Minerals Data Management and Audit Requirements - A look back at 2014 reporting and what to expect for 2015


Webinar · English · July 14th & 16th, 2015


Analysts are currently reviewing the Conflict Minerals SEC filings for 2014 – the last “transition year” in the SEC Final Rule for Dodd-Frank 1502. For 2015, you can expect substantial changes, including more demands for better data, and the requirement for an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA). This one-hour webinar with iPoint and Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC will provide a recap of reporting year 2014 and guidance for the watershed year ahead.

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Is Your Material Compliance Program Due for an Update?


Webinar · English · June 16th & 17th, 2015


Have you given your Material Compliance Program a hard look lately? Chances are you could strongly benefit from some of the leading best practices that are being used to maximize data collection efforts. This webinar with iPoint and RoHS Ready will introduce you to several innovative ideas that will benefit your current material compliance program.

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Product Data Compliance Management: Strategy to Success


Webinar · English · May 20th, 2015


Conflict Minerals, REACH, RoHS, CE, WEEE, ELV/IMDS – as a manufacturer, you face a complex and dynamic product environmental regulatory framework, which imposes a costly, labor-intensive material data management and reporting process to comply. This free one-hour webinar, hosted by iPoint and Enventure, will help you diagnose and address critical process challenges and inefficiencies faced by every material compliance management program.

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Conflict Minerals Filing 2014 and Beyond


Webinar · English · March 3rd, 2015


This session with iPoint and IHS discusses recent developments and their implications for your current and future Conflict Minerals program, how to address Conflict Minerals risk in 2015 and beyond, industry best practices to help manage data gathering and reporting, Due diligence measures, and solutions to automate sourcing, assessing and processing Conflict Minerals information.

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