Automated Conflict Minerals Reporting
Conflict mineral regulations aim to thwart human rights violations in high-risk areas. Assent helps you see deeper and be smarter about sourcing your minerals.
Conflict Minerals: The Risks of Non-Compliance
Conflict minerals sourced from conflict-affected locations directly contribute to ongoing violence and forced labor in these regions. Conflict minerals include tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold (3TGs). The presence of these minerals in supply chains impacts investor interest, market access, reputational risk, and customer requirements.
Conflict Minerals Due Diligence
Manufacturers in scope of conflict minerals legislation use the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) to demonstrate due diligence and report annually on smelters and 3TG conflict minerals in their supply chains. This requires spending time and resources contacting suppliers and collecting data, which can be a challenge, as collecting information from suppliers deep in your supply chain is difficult. Assent automates CMRT data surveying to streamline this process.
The Challenges of Conflict Minerals Legislation
Non-compliance with responsible minerals legislation creates several challenges, including:
- Economic loss: You could lose investors or contracts.
- Reputational damage: You could face bad PR as a result of conflict minerals and related risks such as forced labor.
- Supply chain issues: Conflict minerals in your products could create delays in material sourcing due to supply chain disruptions.
- Taking focus away from your people: In the event of a compliance challenge, staff will spend time addressing the issue instead of the jobs they were hired to do.
Conflict Minerals Handbook: Your Guide to Compliance
There’s increasing pressure on companies from consumers, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), investors, and activists to file conflict minerals reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This eBook covers requirements under conflict minerals legislation, enforcement, and how to build a strong conflict minerals program.Read the Ebook
Assent’s Conflict Minerals Solution Is the Answer
Assent’s Responsible Minerals — Conflict Minerals solution helps manufacturers collect standardized, validated, and usable conflict minerals data from deep in their supply chains, while streamlining their supplier communications.
Retain Customers & Investors
Use our conflict minerals solution to build the kind of sustainability that attracts investors and encourages brand loyalty in your customer base.
Identify high-risk suppliers and prioritize them for deeper screening and/or training.
Protect Against Supply Chain Disruptions
Avoid disruption with a supply chain transparency solution, including individual supplier performance across all areas of risk.
Our Conflict Minerals Solution Capabilities
Robust Data Collection
Gather defensible due diligence data with disclosures based on a deep understanding of investor expectations, materiality, and best practices.
Full Supply Chain Visibility
Deep-map your supply chain risk beyond surface-level disclosures by monitoring suppliers for topics material to your business, so you can prioritize suppliers with a strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) track record.
The Assent Advantage
We’re the only supply chain sustainability management platform built specifically for complex manufacturers. Our solution is built on industry best practices, so you can manage data in a single platform across the company and build the missing foundation you need to mitigate hidden conflict minerals risks.
Solutions for ESG
Build a strong foundation with Assent’s reporting and monitoring solutions to meet ESG demands.
Build Your ESG Foundation
Start building your missing ESG foundation with CSR, product compliance, and indirect supplier monitoring.
Streamline ABAC Supplier Management
Grow better with Assent’s anti-bribery, anti-corruption solution.
Human Rights Management
Check out Assent’s platform to learn how you can reveal hidden human trafficking and slavery risks.
Industry Solutions for Complex Manufacturing
Discover how our automated supply chain sustainability management solutions help complex manufacturers see deeper, be smarter, and grow better.
Electronic Industry Solution
Find solutions to deep-map your electronics supply chain. Learn more about Assent’s platform and how we support your business growth goals.See Electronics Industry Solution
Industrial Equipment Solution
Assent helps industrial equipment manufacturers grow better by allowing you to see deep into your supply chain.See Industrial Equipment Solution
Complete Medical Supply Chain Solution
View Assent’s medical device supply chain solution.See Medical Devices Solution
See Deeper, Be Smarter, Grow Better
See why our supply chain sustainability platform is the number one choice for the world’s most sustainable complex manufacturers looking to manage Conflict Minerals compliance.