Conflict minerals present several compliance and sustainability risks, including hidden human rights and labor issues, low visibility into smelter risks, and complex reporting requirements that are constantly evolving. Manufacturers need expert help keeping up and to understand their requirements.

In this “Ask Assent Anything” event, you get an open forum to ask our two responsible sourcing experts any questions you have about your conflict mineral and cobalt requirements and programs. They’ll answer your questions and discuss what you need to know about conflict minerals for the coming year.


  • Jared Connors — Director, Sustainability.
    Jared personally led on-the-ground audits of more than 75 smelters as part of Intel Corporation’s industry-leading conflict minerals program and is the co-author of the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT).
  • Jamie Wallisch  — Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, ESG & Responsible SourcingJamie has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor, focusing on conflict minerals, child labor, CSR, and ESG initiatives. She recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of a delegation with the Fair Cobalt Alliance.